contraption contraption  /kən ˈtræp ʃən/


  • (n) a device or control that is very useful for a particular job


  1. The bad news: The contraption didn't really work either.
  2. Within months, however, they had completed the first prototype, an ungainly contraption whose three pieces were joined by long hoses and cables.
  3. Food scraps and biodegradable napkins will be washed into a contraption called the pulper, where they will get, well, pulped.


  1. Coffee lover takes up hobby of refining his hot cup of Joe

    This is a story about a contraption fashioned from a bread machine and a convection oven and a guy in pursuit of a consistently good cup of coffee.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Gleaner

  2. ‘Wheel It’

    This theme for the first week of the Summer of Health is “Wheel It,” with participants encouraged to pull out that bike, scooter, Rollerblades or other wheeled contraption and get active.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Montrose Daily Press

  3. Detroit Police: Homemade Contraption Used To Steal 125 Gallons Of Gas

    Police say the men used some sort of contraption that went through the bottom of the vehicle and into one of the underground tanks to syphon off hundreds of dollars worth of gas.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CBS Detroit

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