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contraption

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Noun
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con=trap=tion

CIDE DICTIONARY

contraptionn. 
     A contrivance; a new-fangled device; -- used scornfully.
    "We all remember some of the extraordinary contraptions which have been thus evolved and put upon the market."  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

contraption, n. often derog. or joc. a machine or device, esp. a strange or cumbersome one.

Etymology
19th c.: perh. f. CONTRIVE, INVENTION: assoc. with TRAP(1)

THESAURUS

contraption

apparatus, contrivance, device, gadget, gimcrack, gimmick, gizmo, hand tool, implement, instrument, means, mechanical device, mechanism, power tool, precision tool, speed tool, thingumabob, thingumajig, thingummy, tool, utensil, widget

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