Makeshift definition

mākshĭft
A thing that will do for a while as a substitute; temporary expedient.
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Suitable as a temporary or expedient substitute.

Used a rock as a makeshift hammer.

adjective
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A temporary or expedient substitute for something else.

Lacked a cane but used a stick as a makeshift.

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The definition of makeshift is something that is improvised or serving as a substitute.

If your window is broken and you stick a piece of Plexiglass up as a temporary solution, this is an example of a makeshift window.

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A temporary, usually insubstantial, substitution for something else.
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They used the ledge and a few branches for a makeshift shelter.

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That will do for a while as a substitute.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
makeshift
Plural:
makeshifts

Origin of makeshift