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noun as in device

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For now, the team has only tested the contraption one scent at a time.

It’s a contraption that includes electric thrusters that can autonomously stabilize a litter that’s dangling from a helicopter.

They aren’t revealing design details of the contraption yet, although a rendering shows a plane with six propellers and a V-shaped tail.

They can be fairly complicated contraptions, costing up to a few hundred dollars.

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.

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Rosina, when she saw me cooling, had no such merciful contraption ready.

The wrestling worthy accessory is a bit of a misnomer—there is no cheekily exposed skin in this full-coverage contraption.

The gun range is nothing alarming—a plastic contraption with a toy pistol aiming at a series of targets a few feet away.

I parked the stroller at the base of the metal slide and wrestled Julia in her bulky snowsuit out of the belted contraption.

Called “Hövding,” the simple-looking contraption takes its cue from car airbags.

None of them had ever seen a piano before and June must play the "shiny contraption" and sing a song.

Jordde held something like a black whip in his hand, only the end went to a box-like contraption strapped to his back.

Four spindly legs led up to a globular body encased in a harness-like contraption.

I niver knowed that ye could shoot a bear with a shmall contraption like that black box.

It lay along a flat sheet of perforated steel––the homeliest contraption imaginable.


On this page you'll find 37 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to contraption, such as: appliance, contrivance, gadget, gizmo, rig, and apparatus.

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