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Word: makeshift

Definition: temporary expedient or substitute (in the case of urgent need); Ex. makeshift shelter

Sentences Containing 'makeshift'

They had taken off his breastplate and backpiece, but they neither knew nor saw how to open his gorget or remove his make-shift helmet, for he had fastened it with green ribbons, which, as there was no untying the knots, required to be cut.

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