Definitions for ramshackleˈræmˌʃæk əl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ram•shack•leˈræmˌʃæk əl(adj.)

  1. loosely made or held together; rickety; shaky:

    a ramshackle house.

Origin of ramshackle:

1815–25

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bedraggled, broken-down, derelict, dilapidated, ramshackle, tatterdemalion, tumble-down(adj)

    in deplorable condition

    "a street of bedraggled tenements"; "a broken-down fence"; "a ramshackle old pier"; "a tumble-down shack"

Wiktionary

  1. ramshackle(Adjective)

    In disrepair or disorder; poorly maintained; lacking upkeep, usually of buildings or vehicles.

  2. Origin: First attested 1830, , from ransackled, past participle of ransackle, frequentative of ransaken.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ramshackle(adj)

    loose; disjointed; falling to pieces; out of repair

  2. Ramshackle(verb)

    to search or ransack; to rummage

Freebase

  1. Ramshackle

    Ramshackle was an electronic dub group that released two albums and collaborated with such artists as Steve Winwood, Jah Wobble, and Maxi Jazz. They released two albums, "Depthology" and "Chin on the Kerb" in the 1990s and a remixed version of their song, "Eyes, Lips, Body" was included on the Hackers soundtrack. DEFINITION ram·shack·le /ˈramˌSHakəl/ Adjective In a state of severe disrepair. Synonyms dilapidated - decrepit - rickety


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

ramshackle(adjective)

badly made; likely to fall to pieces

a ramshackle car.

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