knockabout

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A small sailboat lacking a bowsprit, of a type found primarily in the Massachusetts area

We sailed our knockabout around Cape Cod.

Boisterous
That does odd jobs; said of a class of hands or laborers on a sheep station
suitable for rough use; "a knockabout overcoat"; "a knockabout old car"
Of noisy and violent character
The original type was twenty-one feet in length
Marked by knocking about or roughness
A knockabout performer or performance
a sloop with a simplified rig and no bowsprit suitable for rough use; "a knockabout overcoat"; "a knockabout old car
The next larger type is called a raceabout
All knockabouts have ballast and either a keel or centerboard
Characterized by, or suitable for, knocking about, or traveling or wandering hither and thither
a sloop with a simplified rig and no bowsprit
A man hired on a sheep station to do odd jobs
A small yacht, generally from fifteen to twenty- five feet in length, having a mainsail and a jib
Knockabout comedy is lively and often involves people doing funny things, rather than saying them. He gave one of his best knockabout performances in a long time. knockabout humour involves making fun of someone or something in a rough way, or behaving in a silly way
full of rough and exuberant animal spirits; "boisterous practical jokes"; "knockabout comedy"
knockabout

    Silbentrennung

    knock·a·bout

    Aussprache

    Etymologie

    [ 'nä-k&-"baut ] (adjective.) 1880. knock +‎ about

    Wort des Tages

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