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Definitions and Synonyms of knockabout | Another word for knockabout | What is knockabout?

Definition 1: a sloop with a simplified rig and no bowsprit - [noun denoting artifact]

(knockabout is a kind of ...) a sailing vessel with a single mast set about one third of the boat's length aft of the bow

Definition 2: suitable for rough use - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where knockabout or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a knockabout overcoat
  • a knockabout old car

(knockabout is similar to ...) sturdy and strong in constitution or construction; enduring

"with a house full of boys you have to have rugged furniture"

Definition 3: full of rough and exuberant animal spirits - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where knockabout or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • boisterous practical jokes
  • knockabout comedy

Synonyms for knockabout in the sense of this definition

(knockabout is similar to ...) displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness

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