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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Something contrived to meet an urgent need or emergency.

Usage examples (31)
  • I think what you call the makeshift contrivances at dear Helstone were a charming part of the life there. '
  • The disaster made 1.3 million people homeless, many of whom are still living in makeshift shelters.
  • The families are living here in makeshift wooden shelters, with straw mats hung over the top as a roof.
  • I seem to recall there huge flotilla's of boats near the end, strung together in makeshift communities? for more
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