or lash-up

[ lash-uhp ]
/ ˈlæʃˌʌp /

noun Informal.

a hastily made or arranged device, organization, etc.
any improvised arrangement.


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Origin of lashup

First recorded in 1895–1900; noun use of verb phrase lash up Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for lash-up

/ (ˈlæʃˌʌp) /


  1. Also called: hook-up a temporary connection of equipment for experimental or emergency use
  2. (as modifier)lash-up equipment
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