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Adjective: makeshift  'meyk,shift
  1. Done or made using whatever is available
    "the rock served as a makeshift hammer";
    - improvised, jury-rigged
Noun: makeshift  'meyk,shift
  1. Something contrived to meet an urgent need or emergency
    - stopgap, make-do

Derived forms: makeshifts

See also: impermanent, temporary

Type of: expedient

Encyclopedia: Makeshift