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Definition of Ramshackle

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broken-down, rickety, dilapidated
Ramshackle Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To search or ransack; to rummage.
  
(a.)
Loose; disjointed; falling to pieces; out of repair.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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ramshackle
\ram"shac*kle\ (?), a. [etymol. uncertain.] loose; disjointed; falling to pieces; out of repair. there came my lord the cardinal, in his ramshackle coach.
ramshackle
\ram"shac*kle\, v. t. to search or ransack; to rummage. [prov. eng.]
ramshackle
adj : in deplorable condition; "a street of bedraggled tenements"; "a broken-down fence"; "a ramshackle old pier"; "a tumble-down shack" [syn: bedraggled, broken-down, dilapidated, tatterdemalion, tumble-down, unsound]



Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
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The Devil's Dictionary
Ramshackle, (adj.)

Pertaining to a certain order of architecture, otherwise known as the Normal American. Most of the public buildings of the United States are of the Ramshackle order, though some of our earlier architects preferred the Ironic. Recent additions to the White House in Washington are Theo-Doric, the ecclesiastic order of the Dorians. They are exceedingly fine and cost one hundred dollars a brick.
  
The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce, 1911 (About)
WordNet 2.0

Adjective
1. in deplorable condition; "a street of bedraggled tenements"; "a broken-down fence"; "a ramshackle old pier"; "a tumble-down shack"
(synonym) bedraggled, broken-down, dilapidated, tatterdemalion, tumble-down, unsound
(similar) damaged
Ramshackle Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
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.

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