Definition of makeshift adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmeɪkʃɪft//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmeɪkʃɪft//
[usually before noun]
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used temporarily for a particular purpose because the real thing is not available synonym provisional, improvised A few cushions formed a makeshift bed. The hall had been turned into a makeshift hospital.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: makeshift