scratch-built

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

As from scratch.

AdjectiveEdit

scratch-built (not comparable)

  1. Describing a building built ad hoc, with whatever materials are to hand, and often just from ground level.
  2. Describing a structure, e.g. a car, model or toy, built with minimal cost and at short notice, with rudimentary materials.
Last modified on 11 November 2012, at 04:00