Knockabout



[nok-uh-bout] /ˈnɒk əˌbaʊt/

noun
1.
Nautical. any of various fore-and-aft-rigged sailing vessels having a single jib bent to a stay from the stemhead, no bowsprit being used: usually rigged as a sloop.
2.
something designed or suitable for rough or casual use, as a sturdy jacket, a secondhand car, etc.
3.
a slapstick comedian or comedy.
4.
Australian. an itinerant farm hand or ranch hand; an itinerant handyman.
5.
British Archaic. .
adjective
6.
suitable for rough use, as a garment:
a knockabout jacket and jeans.
7.
characterized by knocking about; rough; boisterous.
8.
slapstick:
knockabout comedy.
9.
shiftless; aimless:
a knockabout kind of person.

adjective

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