shambles, (used with a singular or plural verb)
any place of carnage.
any scene of destruction:
to turn cities into shambles.
any scene, place, or thing in disorder:
Her desk is a shambles.
British Dialect. a butcher’s shop or stall.
verb (used without object), shambled, shambling.
to walk or go awkwardly; shuffle.
a shambling gait.
noun (functioning as singular or pl)
a place of great disorder: the room was a shambles after the party
a place where animals are brought to be slaughtered
any place of slaughter or carnage
(Brit, dialect) a row of covered stalls or shops where goods, originally meat, are sold
(intransitive) to walk or move along in an awkward or unsteady way
an awkward or unsteady walk
verb (used without object), shambled, shambling. 1. to walk or go awkwardly; shuffle. noun 2. a shambling gait. verb 1. (intransitive) to walk or move along in an awkward or unsteady way noun 2. an awkward or unsteady walk
adjective, Chiefly British Informal. 1. very disorganized; messy or confused: I’ve had a shambolic year, the worst ever. adjective 1. (informal) completely disorganized; chaotic
- Shambolic link
/sham-bol’ik link/ A Unix symbolic link, particularly when it confuses you, points to nothing at all, or results in your ending up in some completely unexpected part of the file system. [Jargon File]
noun 1. the painful feeling arising from the consciousness of something dishonorable, improper, ridiculous, etc., done by oneself or another: She was overcome with shame. 2. susceptibility to this feeling: to be without shame. 3. disgrace; ignominy: His actions brought shame upon his parents. 4. a fact or circumstance bringing disgrace or regret: The bankruptcy […]