Definition Of makeshift


a temporary substitute or device.

We're looking at a matchup between makeshifts on Saturday.

serving as a temporary substitute; sufficient for the time being.

arranging a row of chairs to form a makeshift bed

Example Of makeshift

  • About 109,000 people are living in makeshift shelters made from blue and white plastic sheeting.

  • All over town, he says, kids would be hitting golf balls, sometimes with makeshift clubs.

  • All political parties are bound by their own ideological limits and do not want to make any makeshift of it.

  • Carers often find their own solutions from locked doors to makeshift alarms to constant surveillance.

  • Dark Days charts several years in the lives of the homeless who live in makeshift shacks in the New York underground system.

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