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something, as a machine, devised for a particular function

Synonyms for contraption

a device or control that is very useful for a particular job

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moments when their contraptions achieve exactly the outcome they wanted.
I got a text on Wednesday saying that the council was now offering pounds 50 to people to ride the contraptions around for three hours," he said.
The students were then given the challenge of designing a contraption that responds to the River Tyne and its environment.
A MACHINE for putting jam in doughnuts, a self-pouring teapot and a contraption for moulding the shape of your nose while you sleep feature in an exhibition of bizarre antique gadgets.
COMPLEX contraptions created by madcap inventors were dubbed Heath Robinson inventions after an artist.
Although her knowledge of published sources and her pyrotechnics of writing are impressive, her results -- like the Rube Goldberg contraptions that are contrived for their own sake -- are clever and interesting, but not entirely convincing.
In the event, users have added ad hoc contraptions to the back elevations, spoiling some of the presence of the complex from its main pedestrian approaches.
Before there were gas-powered contraptions on Tampa's dusty streets, there were horse-drawn carriages and wagons, and importantly for a young Fred Ferman, there were bicycles.
Once players beat a level in Fantastic Contraption, they can easily download other people's solutions or contraptions to see how they beat the same level.
And gadget collector Maurice Collins, whose two books Eccentric Contraptions and Ingenious Gadgets chart the progress of a wealth of weird and wonderful inventions, has his own favourites.
Two performers interact separately in a succession of brief sequences with primitive, vaguely sculptural-looking robotic contraptions.
He lives in Haringey, southn Eccentric Contraptions And Amazing Gadgets, Gizmos and Thingamabobs (David & Charles, pounds 9.
Gurstelle brings these contraptions to life as he provides historical context for each one.
Quickly, the grease monkeys -- almost all men, incidentally -- who assembled contraptions in their basements were competing against guys with gangs of employees spending all year and tens of thousands on killer robots.
The series of 10 new shorts, entitled Cracking Contraptions, is the first Wallace and Gromit production since A Close Shave in 1995.