Massachusetts vs Knockabout - What's the difference?

massachusetts | knockabout |


As a proper noun massachusetts

is a capital: boston.

As an adjective knockabout is

boisterous.

As a noun knockabout is

(sailing) a small sailboat lacking a bowsprit, of a type found primarily in the massachusetts area.

massachusetts

English

Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • A (USstate) Capital: Boston.
  • Derived terms

    * MA * Massachusettsan * Massachusettsian * Massachusite

    See also

    * * Bay Stater

    References

    * William Bright, Native American Placenames of the United States (2004)

    knockabout

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Boisterous
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  • , passage=I like the way Ana Sophia Scheller — replacing the injured Ashley Bouder — doesn’t exaggerate the ballet’s second lead woman, but Ms. Bouder’s blend of knockabout comedy and physical brilliance is missed. }}
  • Suitable for rough use.
  • I have a knockabout cello for non-concert gigs.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (sailing) A small sailboat lacking a bowsprit, of a type found primarily in the Massachusetts area
  • We sailed our knockabout around Cape Cod.
  • (entertainment) A slapstick comedy or comedian.
  • (circus) A tumbler.
  • Clothing suitable for rough use.
  • Workers habitually engaged in casual employment.
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  • People living in rough, violent conditions.
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