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synonyms for contraption

  • appliance
  • contrivance
  • gadget
  • gizmo
  • rig
  • apparatus
  • doohickey
  • machine
  • mechanism
  • thingamajig
  • widget
  • Rube Goldberg device
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For now, the team has only tested the contraption one scent at a time.
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It’s a contraption that includes electric thrusters that can autonomously stabilize a litter that’s dangling from a helicopter.
GETTING RESCUED BY HELICOPTER HAS RISKS. THIS GADGET COULD MAKE IT SAFER.ROB VERGERJANUARY 21, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
They aren’t revealing design details of the contraption yet, although a rendering shows a plane with six propellers and a V-shaped tail.
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They can be fairly complicated contraptions, costing up to a few hundred dollars.
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Its newer bike, one with a contraption that allows users to move the display screen so they can do workouts off the bike, met with enormous demand, adding to the pressure on Peloton.
HOW PELOTON’S $420 MILLION PRECOR DEAL POSITIONS THE COMPANY FOR POST-PANDEMIC LIFEPHIL WAHBADECEMBER 22, 2020FORTUNE
For the boots to make a VR experience more realistic, users will have to forget that the roller-skate-like contraptions are strapped to their feet.
THESE ROBOTIC VIRTUAL REALITY BOOTS MAKE IT FEEL LIKE YOU’RE WALKING WHILE YOU STAY IN PLACEVANESSA BATES RAMIREZOCTOBER 2, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
Although not much is known about the usage pattern of the Kegehelm, historians and archaeologists have hypothesized that this conical contraption was probably one of the oldest Iron Age helmets used in mainland Greece.
KNOW YOUR ANCIENT GREEK HELMETS: FROM ATTIC TO PHRYGIANDATTATREYA MANDALMAY 19, 2020REALM OF HISTORY
The platform was lighted with a contraption shaped like a basket and burning coal that gave off a blaze.
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None of them had ever seen a piano before and June must play the "shiny contraption" and sing a song.
THE TRAIL OF THE LONESOME PINEJOHN FOX, JR.
Jordde held something like a black whip in his hand, only the end went to a box-like contraption strapped to his back.
THE JEWELS OF APTORSAMUEL R. DELANY
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WORDS RELATED TO CONTRAPTION

  • accoutrement
  • appliance
  • black box
  • contraption
  • device
  • dingbat
  • doodad
  • doohickey
  • furnishings
  • gaff
  • gear
  • gimcrack
  • gimmick
  • gizmo
  • grabber
  • idiot box
  • implement
  • jigger
  • job
  • machine
  • machinery
  • means
  • mechanism
  • outfit
  • paraphernalia
  • provisions
  • setup
  • stuff
  • supplies
  • tackle
  • thingamajig
  • tools
  • utensils
  • whatchamacallit
  • whatsis
  • whosis
  • widget
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