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- In disrepair or disorder; poorly maintained; lacking upkeep, usually of buildings or vehicles.
- There came […] my lord the cardinal, in his ramshackle coach.
- 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.
- 2012 September 7, Dominic Fifield, “England start World Cup campaign with five-goal romp against Moldova”, The Guardian:
- So ramshackle was the locals' attempt at defence that, with energetic wingers pouring into the space behind panicked full-backs and centre-halves dizzied by England's movement, it was cruel to behold at times. The contest did not extend beyond the half-hour mark.
- (in disrepair or disorder): bedraggled, broken-down, dilapidated, rickety, ruinous, rundown, tatterdemalion, tumbledown