• enPR: rămʹshăk'əl, IPA: /ˈɹæmˌʃæk.əl/


  1. In disrepair or disorder; poorly maintained; lacking upkeep, usually of buildings or vehicles.
    • There came […] my lord the cardinal, in his ramshackle coach.
    • 1914, David Lloyd George
      A ramshackle old empire. (of Austria-Hungary).
    They stayed in a ramshackle cabin on the beach.
    He entered the ramshackle bus, and was driven a long distance through very sandy streets to the hotel on the St. Lawrence.
Synonyms Translations Verb

ramshackle (ramshackles, present participle ramshackling; past and past participle ramshackled)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To ransack.

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