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Meaning of MAKESHIFT

Pronunciation:  'meyk`shift

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  something contrived to meet an urgent need or emergency
  2. [adj]  done or made using whatever is available; "crossed the river on improvised bridges"; "the survivors used jury-rigged fishing gear"; "the rock served as a makeshift hammer"

MAKESHIFT is a 9 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: impermanent, improvised, jury-rigged, stopgap, temporary
 See Also: expedient



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Make"shift`\, n.
That with which one makes shift; a temporary expedient.
--James Mill.

      I am not a model clergyman, only a decent makeshift.
                                               --G. Eliot.

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