Meaning of makeshift

make•shift

Pronunciation: (māk'shift"), [key]
— n.
  1. a temporary expedient or substitute: We used boxes as a makeshift while the kitchen chairs were being painted.
—adj.
  1. serving as, or of the nature of, a makeshift.
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