- In disrepair or disorder; poorly maintained; lacking upkeep, usually of buildings or vehicles.
- They stayed in a cabin on the beach.
- He entered the bus, and was driven a long distance through very sandy streets to the hotel on the St. Lawrence.
Etymology: First attested w:1830, 1830, (back-form, ramshackled, nocap=7, nodot=4), from (term, ransackled), past participle of (term, ransackle, , to ransack), frequentative of (term, ransaken, , to pillage).
- German: baufí¤llig (buildings), klapprig
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