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Definition of ramshackle adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(of buildings, vehicles, furniture, etc.) in a very bad condition and needing repair synonym tumbledown a ramshackle house
  2. 2(of an organization or a system) badly organized or designed and not likely to last very long synonym rickety The opposition criticized the government's ramshackle economic policies.
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