a machine or tool used for a particular purposeThis device can measure minute quantities of matter.
a handy gadget for slicing vegetables
I put a coin in the machine and pulled the lever.
The best tool for the purpose is a pair of shears.
a thin tube-like optical instrument
It's been tricky marketing his new invention.
We need to replace the washing machine and some other household appliances.
He was rescued by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus.
It's just a public relations gimmick.
The technique uses a single utensil to cook and serve.
contraption (informal), ,
an interesting musical contraption called a Theremin
They wear simple clothes and shun modern contrivances.
gizmo or gismo (slang)
You can use the same login across all your devices.
, , , , ,
a scheme or planHis actions are obviously a device to buy time.
a cynical marketing ploy
a quick money-making scheme
the basic principles of my strategy
She met her creditors to propose a plan for making repayments.
They drew up the design in a week.
a local development project
That was a really mean trick.
manoeuvres to block the electoral process
It was probably just a dodge to stop you going away.
I reduced my spending by the simple expedient of destroying my credit cards.
This was a ruse to divide them.
the artifice and illusion of sleight-of-hand card tricks
They said the plan was no more than a clever political gambit.
a competitive stratagem to secure customer loyalty
a design or emblem
the emblem of the Red Cross
The impulsive singer had the figure cut into his shaven hair.
The pictures are based on simple geometric designs.
The artist uses the oak tree as a symbol of strength.
He sent her a gift as a token of his appreciation.
The letter bore no company name or logo.
a badge depicting a party leader
crest, , ,
On the wall is the family crest.
a tunic bearing the insignia of the captain of the Irish Guards
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in the sense of apparatus
a collection of equipment used for a particular purposeHe was rescued by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus.
in the sense of appliance
a machine or device that has a specific functionWe need to replace the washing machine and some other household appliances.
in the sense of artifice
a clever trickthe artifice and illusion of sleight-of-hand card tricks
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