: a piece of equipment for adapting a tool or machine to a special purpose : attachment
: an instrument or device designed for a particular use or function ;
: a household or office device (such as a stove, fan, or refrigerator) operated by gas or electric current
: an artificial part or mask that is worn as part of an actor's makeup or costume
- … more grown-ups are shelling out for scary facial appliances—wounds, snouts and horns—to create the creepy characters they've dreamed up on their own.
- —Dana Coffield
: information appliance
- A growing number of companies are coming up with ways [in 2000] to turn ordinary phones into Internet appliances.
- —Sharon Cleary