Synonyms and Antonyms of contraption
an interesting and often novel device with a practical use built a contraption for automatically buttering toast Synonyms appliance, gadget, contrivance, gimmick, gizmo (also gismo), jigger, widgetRelated Words implement, instrument, tool, utensil; ingenuity, innovation, invention; accessory (also accessary), adjunct; mechanism, trick; dingus, doodad, doohickey, hickey, hootenanny [chiefly dialect], thingamabob, thingamajig (or thingumajig), thingummy
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