[ UK /ɹˈæmʃækə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˈɹæmˌʃækəɫ/ ]
  1. in deplorable condition
    a street of bedraggled tenements
    a ramshackle old pier
    a broken-down fence
    a tumble-down shack
Linguix Browser extension
Fix your writing
on millions of websites
Get Started For Free Linguix pencil

How To Use ramshackle In A Sentence

  • There was no mail coach -- no driver in scarlet -- no mail guard -- no passengers, but only a ramshackle iron mail cart -- a "postboy" as driver and carrying no arms. The King's Post Being a volume of historical facts relating to the posts, mail coaches, coach roads, and railway mail services of and connected with the ancient city of Bristol from 1580 to the present time
  • There was no indoor tennis centre, just ramshackle old council courts and nowhere to have lessons. Times, Sunday Times
  • A makeshift wooden bridge is the only access to the ramshackle dwelling leading from the road.
  • Deep gullies run between the ramshackle dirt houses carrying away sewage in the open.
  • The opposition criticized the government's ramshackle economic policies.
  • From afar the shanty towns resembled ramshackle collections of matchboxes.
  • Now, a tenement is not a building that is stuck up in a ramshackle way on one of the streets in the lowest ward of the city. Problems of Population
  • Various departments inhabit a ramshackle collection of buildings up and down Holloway Road, ranging through arts and crafts, neo-Georgian, brutalism and postmodernist junk.
  • About 100 kilometres away from the boma, a bare-footed lad trudged his way to a ramshackle school in Luumbo village down in the Gwembe valley.
  • The appropriate out - of - controlness started on a ramshackle ranch near Santa Fe, New Mexico.
View all
This website uses cookies to make Linguix work for you. By using this site, you agree to our cookie policy