The word "ramshackle" usually describes houses and other buildings, but you can use it to describe anything whose pieces seem so poorly connected that the whole thing seems likely to collapse. You might get creative and talk about a ramshackle bicycle, a ramshackle hairdo, or even a ramshackle government.
Lastly, in case you're curious about where the word "ramshackle" came from, it probably arose as a slightly tweaked form of the word "ransacked," which means "full of messy and broken things, as if someone forced their way in to steal things and smash things up."
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in bad repair, and likely to break or fall down
Write your own sentence!
You can use either of the two ideas I'll suggest, or you can invent your own. Include as much detail as you can!
(Source) Write a sentence with the word RAMSHACKLE:
Remember: something ramshackle looks old, dirty, and dangerously close to breaking or falling apart.
Idea 1: "We crept as close as we dared to the ramshackle (shed, house, or mansion), staring at its creepy (something) and its rotten old (something)."
Idea 2: "I kept my distance from the ramshackle (fence, playground, storefront, boat, or other large structure), afraid that (something dangerous would happen)."
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