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1. Boisterous; rowdy.
2. Appropriate for rough wear or use: a knockabout overcoat.
A small sloop with a mainsail, jib, and keel but no bowsprit.
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1. a small fore-and-aft–rigged sailboat with a mainsail and a jib but no bowsprit.
2. something designed or suitable for rough or casual use, as a sturdy jacket or old car.adj.
3. suitable for rough use, as a garment.
4. rough; boisterous.
5. slapstick: knockabout comedy.
6. shiftless; aimless.
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|Noun||1.||knockabout - a sloop with a simplified rig and no bowsprit|
sloop - a sailing vessel with a single mast set about one third of the boat's length aft of the bow
|Adj.||1.||knockabout - full of rough and exuberant animal spirits; "boisterous practical jokes"; "knockabout comedy"|
spirited - displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness
|2.||knockabout - suitable for rough use; "a knockabout overcoat"; "a knockabout old car"|
rugged - sturdy and strong in constitution or construction; enduring; "with a house full of boys you have to have rugged furniture"
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adjective boisterous, riotous, rollicking, rough-and-tumble, rumbustious, rambunctious (informal), harum-scarum, farcical, slapstick It is all good knockabout fun.
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B. N (Sport) to have a knockabout → pelotear
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