knockabout : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n a sloop with a simplified rig and no bowsprit
- s full of rough and exuberant animal spirits
- s suitable for rough use
a knockabout overcoat
a knockabout old car
- Five sons of Siu-tin have carved notable, knockabout careers in movie action: Wo-ping, Cheung-yan, Chun-yeung (a.
- At six months, he took a fall down a flight of steps and, as legend has it, earned his knockabout nickname from Harry Houdini, who at the time was performing with the Keatons.
- This was more of a knockabout debate than the League of Women Voters' solemn civic lessons.
News & Articles
- Tony Abbott: Australia's pugnacious new PM
The pugnacious style of Tony Abbott, the winner of Australia's election, has played well with the electorate. He may have run a gaffe-prone campaign against the bookish Kevin Rudd, the incumbent Labor prime minister, but his knockabout style, which h...
Sept. 7, 2013 - WKBT La Crosse
- Ross Lyon in The Age
We've all been around the traps for a while and I think Dean Wallis is a good knockabout bloke and a good footballer,Saints coach Ross Lyon said after the match. "He coached at St Kilda so you tend to forge some friendships and some are...
- Ricky Gervais in Sky News
People have been constantly surprised,said Gervais. "A lot of people say you've made a real film. I think what they mean is they were expecting a knockabout comedy with a couple of blokes off sitcom-land. This is more our Saturday Night...
- St George in Sydney Morning Herald
He was knockabout bloke and a legendary card player,recalled St George and Kangaroo teammate Rod Reddy. "Socially, he liked a great time and in his early years I suppose he played hard off the field and on the field also."