What is another word for contraption?

Pronunciation: [kəntɹˈapʃən] (IPA)

The term "contraption" is often used to describe a mechanical or complicated device, but there are several other words that can be used to describe such inventions. Some synonyms for contraption include gadget, machine, mechanism, apparatus, invention, device, tool, and widget. Each of these words describes a piece of equipment or machinery that serves a particular purpose and is often complicated in design. While the word "contraption" can have a negative connotation of something being overly complex or unnecessary, these synonyms can be used to describe a wide range of technical objects in a more positive light.

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Usage examples for Contraption

Their failure to do so is another story, but their commanding officer had worn a sabre, and now with a stirring excitement the boy divined that, this "qu'ar contraption" dangling at the newcomer's back was nothing less portentous than a sword!
"The Tempering"
Charles Neville Buck
"Fetch them at once Conrad," said I, cudgelling my brain for a means to surmount a present difficulty, and but very slightly interested in Britton's noble contraption.
"A Fool and His Money"
George Barr McCutcheon
But the Doctor, who is restless on shipboard, climbed to the crow's nest now and then to adjust the strange contraption, and make sure that it was using the wind in such a way as to develop the last ounce of pulling power.
"Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North"
Fullerton Waldo

Famous quotes with Contraption

  • Knowledge and wonder are the dyad of our worthy lives as intellectual beings. did wonders for our knowledge, but performed just as mightily in the service of wonder—and the two elements are complementary, not independent or opposed. The thought fills me with awe—a mechanical contraption that could fit in the back of a pickup truck, traveling through space for twelve years, dodging around four giant bodies and their associated moons, and finally sending exquisite photos across more than four light-hours of space from the farthest planet in our solar system.
    Stephen Jay Gould
  • Is it life? I would rather be without it, for there is quare small utility in it. You cannot eat it or drink it or smoke it in your pipe, it does not keep the rain out and it is a poor armful in the dark if you strip it and take it to bed with you after a night's porter when you are shivering with the red passion. It is a great mistake and a thing better done without, like bed jars and foreign bacon. Many a man has spent a hundred years trying to get the dimensions of it and when he understands it at last and entertains the certain pattern of it in his head, be the hokey he takes to his bed and dies. He dies like a poisoned sheepdog. There is nothing so dangerous you can't smoke it, nobody will give you tuppence halfpenny for the half of it, and it kills you in the wind-up. It is a quare contraption, very dangerous, a certain death-trap.
    Brian O'Nolan

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