Definitions for "Knockabout"
A small yacht, generally from fifteen to twenty-five feet in length, having a mainsail and a jib; a sloop with a simplified rig and no bowsprit. All knockabouts have ballast and either a keel or centerboard. The original type was twenty-one feet in length. The next larger type is called a raceabout.
A type of schooner without a bowsprit.
Marked by knocking about or roughness.
Of noisy and violent character; marked by farce, pratfalls, and horseplay; as, knockabout comedy.
Characterized by, or suitable for, knocking about, or traveling or wandering hither and thither; suitable for use in rough activity; suited for everyday use; -- used especially of clothing.
Keywords:  sammo, xiao, kam, jia, hong
Knockabout (Chinese:Za jia xiao zi) is a 1979 Hong Kong martial arts movie directed by Sammo Hung Kam-Bo.
Knockabout is typicaly a 18 ft. long sail boat sailed primarily out of Upper Cape harbors in Massachusetts,USA. Knockabouts were popular in the 1940s and 50s, but are less common today. However, thirteen to sixteen Knockabouts race in Woods Hole Harbor every Wednesday, with a ladies race on Thursday.
Keywords:  sheep, odd, station, hired, jobs
A man hired on a sheep station to do odd jobs.
That does odd jobs; -- said of a class of hands or laborers on a sheep station.
Keywords:  performance
A knockabout performer or performance.