HyperDic: knockabout

English > 3 senses of the word knockabout:
NOUNartifactknockabouta sloop with a simplified rig and no bowsprit
ADJECTIVEallknockabout, boisterousfull of rough and exuberant animal spirits
allknockaboutsuitable for rough use
English > knockabout: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningFull of rough and exuberant animal spirits.
Example "knockabout comedy"
Synonymboisterous
BroaderspiritedDisplaying animation, vigor, or liveliness
Spanishalborotador, ruidoso
English > knockabout: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningSuitable for rough use.
Examples
  • "a knockabout overcoat"
  • "a knockabout old car"
Broaderruggedsturdy / sturdy and strong in constitution or construction
English > knockabout: 3 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA sloop with a simplified rig and no bowsprit.
BroadersloopA sailing vessel with a single mast set about one third of the boat's length aft of the bow

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