Definitions for knockaboutˈnɒk əˌbaʊt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a small fore-and-aft–rigged sailboat with a mainsail and a jib but no bowsprit.
something designed or suitable for rough or casual use, as a sturdy jacket or old car.
(adj.)suitable for rough use, as a garment.
Origin of knockabout:
a sloop with a simplified rig and no bowsprit
full of rough and exuberant animal spirits
"boisterous practical jokes"; "knockabout comedy"
suitable for rough use
"a knockabout overcoat"; "a knockabout old car"
A small sailboat lacking a bowsprit, of a type found primarily in the Massachusetts area
We sailed our knockabout around Cape Cod.
A slapstick comedy or comedian.
Clothing suitable for rough use.
Workers habitually engaged in casual employment.
People living in rough, violent conditions.
Suitable for rough use.
I have a knockabout cello for non-concert gigs.