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contraption

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noun con·trap·tion \kən-ˈtrap-shən\

Simple Definition of contraption

  • : a piece of equipment or machinery that is unusual or strange

Full Definition of contraption

Examples of contraption

  1. The people wondered how the contraption worked.

  2. <built a contraption for automatically buttering toast>



Origin of contraption

perhaps blend of contrivance, trap, and invention


First Known Use: circa 1825

Rhymes with contraption


CONTRAPTION Defined for Kids

contraption

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noun con·trap·tion \kən-ˈtrap-shən\

Definition of contraption

  1. :  gadget





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