Knockabout - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈnɑːkəbaʊt|  American pronunciation of the word knockabout
Brit.  |ˈnɒkəbaʊt|  British pronunciation of the word knockabout

noun

- a sloop with a simplified rig and no bowsprit

adjective

- full of rough and exuberant animal spirits(syn: boisterous)
- suitable for rough use

Examples

He lived a knockabout life in the city.

...a knockabout game of football in the mud...

...a knockabout comedy that was performed by a trio of accomplished farceurs...

Word forms

noun
singular: knockabout
plural: knockabouts
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