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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GADGET

He stayed on because he wanted to find out what the trick was that made the gadget work.

With that gadget there, we can pick it up and throw it away.

Rummy as the gadget might appear, it had been the right thing to do.

I had made this gadget—it was a toy for children as far as I was concerned.

But I thought I'd have a chance to take any gadget he was hiding away from him first.

But I am forced to admit that neither Howley nor his gadget were very impressive.

I looked at the gadget with a little more interest this time.

The gadget itself didn't look too complicated from the outside.

Meanwhile, I made sure that Howley's gadget had been impounded as evidence.

"You sold me a gadget I didn't need five years ago," said Chambers.

WORD ORIGIN

1886, gadjet (but said to date back to 1850s), sailors' slang word for any small mechanical thing or part of a ship for which they lacked, or forgot, a name; perhaps from French gâchette "catchpiece of a mechanism" (15c.), diminutive of gâche "staple of a lock."

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nounmachine, usually with domestic purpose

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