[n] something contrived to meet an urgent need or emergency
[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"
\Make"shift`\, n. That with which one makes shift; a temporary expedient. --James Mill. I am not a model clergyman, only a decent makeshift. --G. Eliot.