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Gadget   /gˈædʒət/   Listen

A device or control that is very useful for a particular job.  Synonyms: appliance, contraption, contrivance, convenience, gismo, gizmo, widget.

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"Gadget" Quotes from Famous Books

... a much better condition then when they left the 'Aurora'. Nineteen in all, they had an odd assemblage of names, which seemed to grow into them until nothing else was so suitable: Basilisk, Betli, Caruso, Castor, Franklin, Fusilier, Gadget, George, Ginger, Ginger Bitch, Grandmother, Haldane, Jappy, John Bull, Johnson, Mary, Pavlova, Scott and Shackleton. Grandmother would have been better known as Grandfather. He was said to have a grandmotherly appearance; that is why he received the former name. The head ...
— The Home of the Blizzard • Douglas Mawson

... out, not even with the ingenious little random-firing device that Dakin designed for the study. With this gadget, neither Lambertson nor I know what impulse the box is going to throw at him. He just throws a switch and it starts coming. He catches it, reacts, I catch it from him and react, and we compare reaction times. This afternoon it had us driving up a hill, and ...
— Second Sight • Alan Edward Nourse

Words linked to "Gadget" :   mod con, gimbal, injector, gismo, device

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