contraption


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something, as a machine, devised for a particular function

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

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a large Bakelite contraption at the bottom of the stairs
There could not be a better-designed contraption for defrauding the nation.
Contraption is an exhibit that brings together California Jewish artists whose subject is a peculiar sort of a machine: As one of the artists, Bella Feldman, indicated in an exhibit label, "I produce anxious objects, yet humor laces through my work because, like my ghetto forbears, I need to laugh at the dark." Apparently, her artwork had been acting up as well, because at the time of my visit only docents were allowed to touch it.
"A patient who has fully paid his doctors' fees and hospital expenses cannot have the nurses remove the contraption unless a call from accounting/billing attests that the patient is now fully paid.
This 18-rotor contraption is the VC200 - an air taxi prototype by German startup Volocopter that uses Intel's technology platform for autonomous flight.
Over 200 million persons chatter away into these little contraptions in diverse places, some oblivious of their surroundings or the people around them!
That's a contraption engineered to perform a simple task--like flipping a light switch--in a ridiculously complicated way.
HTC previously announced Vive would be bundled with "Job Simulator" and "Fantastic Contraption." In "Job Simulator," players are transported to the future where robots have eliminated the need for human jobs.
Plug the 'cookie' into a USB port on your computer, place your mug on it and the contraption will keep your drink warm.
"As soon as I got off the bus I walked into the shower contraption," said Meyer Bolka, an Israeli visiting the museum.
GEORDIE Shore star Holly Hagan has claimed her full lips are down to an unusual beauty contraption rather than injections.
In the June 2013 issue of Farm Collector I noticed the picture of the two ladies sitting upon a strange-looking contraption.
56.6 That's miles per hour, the top speed hit by Graeme Obree in his home-made Beastie contraption in Nevada last week.
He didn't like me staring and said, "What are you looking at?" I told him I'd never seen a contraption like this before and asked 101 questions about how it worked, why he needed it, etc.
"The showbusiness swindle of the age," is what Elvis Costello calls his Spectacular Spinning Songbook, a contraption that lucky punters from the crowd spin, choosing one of the 40 songs on it to be played.