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To hack off choice bits of one or more existing items and then attach them to a new project, thereby bending them to suit your own requirements (diabolic or not). No gothic castles, fortuitously-timed electrical storms or god complexes required for this kind of assembly. Term introduced on the Handyman for the Common Man web TV show.
"To build your own awesome and inexpensive jib boom, you’ll need to frankenstein parts from an existing tripod and an L-bracket. With mad skills, all things are possible."
by The Handy Writer May 09, 2009
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I couldn’t care less (but one must keep up appearances, right?)
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Verb. To combine two things in a crude manner, in which the component parts are still easily visible.
I was hungry but I wanted neither the fish nor the chicken, so I took a needle and thread and frankensteined them together.
by Buddy9090 July 03, 2011
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A book by Mary Shelley in which a man by the surname of Frankenstein discovers a method of creating life, and in doing so creates a monster whom he then abandons. The monster's life is a living Hell from that point forward, and he eventually sets out to get revenge upon his maker. The story has symbolic references to many things, including the importance of parenting and the evils of playing God. Either way, a firmly held belief among morons is that the monster's name was Frankenstein, when in fact the monster was never named.
"Ugh, dude! You look like Frankenstein!"
"Yeah, dude, well you look like you need to read up on your freaking nineteenth century literature!"
by Pyro62S August 17, 2005
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Taking bits and pieces of old projects, putting them together and making a new project.
I have a term paper due in the morning but I didn't write a whole new paper. I just frankensteined a couple of old projects together.
by KJLII July 21, 2008
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To make something from several other similiar things.
My car broke down so I had to Frankenstein a new engine from old Mustang and Corvette parts.
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The manner of walking, adopted by a person who has just shit in their pants.
Oh no. I've just shit my pants. I'm gonna' have to Frankenstein it home now.
by DcTurner October 26, 2003
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