make·shift n. That with which one makes shift; a temporary expedient, with implication of inferiority to the more usual object or means.
I am not a model clergyman, only a decent makeshift. --G. Eliot.
adj : done or made using whatever is available; "crossed the river
on improvised bridges"; "the survivors used jury-rigged
fishing gear"; "the rock served as a makeshift hammer"
[syn: improvised, jury-rigged]
n : something contrived to meet an urgent need or emergency