Definition of Knockabout in English :

Define Knockabout in English

Knockabout meaning in English

Meaning of Knockabout in English

Pronunciation of Knockabout in English

Knockabout pronunciation in English

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Knockabout

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Noun

1. knockabout

a sloop with a simplified rig and no bowsprit

Adjective

2. boisterous, knockabout

full of rough and exuberant animal spirits

Example Sentences:
'boisterous practical jokes'
'knockabout comedy'

3. knockabout

suitable for rough use

Example Sentences:
'a knockabout overcoat'
'a knockabout old car'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Knockabout

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adjective
1. theatre, British
lively, boisterous, and often involving people doing funny things rather than saying them
Maybe the comedy ventures too near knockabout at times.
He gave one of his best knockabout performances in a long time.
a knockabout, rollicking fairy-tale kind of film
a cheerful knockabout comedy
noun
2. nautical
a sailing vessel, usually sloop-rigged, without a bowsprit and with a single jib

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Knockabout

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noun
1.  US
a small, single-masted sailing vessel with a mainsail and jib, but no bowsprit
2. 
something suitable for knockabout use
adjective
3. 
rough; noisy; boisterous
4. 
made or suitable for knocking about or rough use

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Knockabout

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adj.
1. Boisterous; rowdy.
2. Appropriate for rough wear or use: a knockabout overcoat.
n.
A small sloop with a mainsail, jib, and keel but no bowsprit.

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