Knockabout meaning

nŏk'ə-bout'
Workers habitually engaged in casual employment.
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Boisterous; rowdy.
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Appropriate for rough wear or use.

A knockabout overcoat.

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A small sloop with a mainsail, jib, and keel but no bowsprit.
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A small, single-masted sailing vessel with a mainsail and jib, but no bowsprit.
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Something suitable for knockabout use.
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Rough; noisy; boisterous.
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Made or suitable for knocking about or rough use.
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Suitable for rough use.

I have a knockabout cello for non-concert gigs.

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(sailing) A small sailboat lacking a bowsprit, of a type found primarily in the Massachusetts area.

We sailed our knockabout around Cape Cod.

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(entertainment) A slapstick comedy or comedian.
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(circus) A tumbler.
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Clothing suitable for rough use.
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People living in rough, violent conditions.
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Origin of knockabout