Noun(1) a device or control that is very useful for a particular job
(1) It took old-fashioned rocket science to put the contraption into orbit on September 27 last year.(2) The noisy contraption of an elevator stopped once it reached the bottom of the shaft.(3) Bodies were needed to carry the contraption , for it had no wheels.(4) The mechanised contraption rattled its way over the rolling hills.(5) A flood light granted sight to the strangest mechanical contraption any of them had ever seen.(6) Undoubtedly the contraptions and apparatuses in Keaton's films are the basis for his gags.(7) Also displayed are two power-gliders, which are two-seater contraptions powered by small engines.(8) Neither of them wore gear and they were using some sort of strange cardboard contraptions as nets but they were wearing skates and they had sticks in their hands.(9) Fruit machines used to be pretty simple contraptions , but you'd need a mathematics degree to operate them these days.(10) There are the flying machines and steam contraptions , technology from a fantastic version of the industrial age.(11) Sadly, none of a myriad of ingenious contraptions , despite inventors' claims, puts forth more energy than it absorbs.(12) His shoes were strange contraptions bound in metal strips and leather ties.(13) People taking rides on giant wheels and similar contraptions should be warned that they are taking a risk.(14) At first, you might think that writing about mechanical contraptions could end up being an extremely boring and dry endeavour.(15) It was at least twice as big as a normal airplane hangar, with strange looking contraptions flying about.(16) Giant machines and preternatural contraptions can dominate the landscape.
1. device ::
2. gadget ::
3. apparatus ::
4. machine ::
5. appliance ::
6. mechanism ::
7. invention ::
8. contrivance ::
9. gizmo ::
10. widget ::
11. doohickey ::
Different Formscontraption, contraptions
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