Saturday, July 28, 2012


contraption |kənˈtrap sh ən|noun:   a machine or device that appears strange or unnecessarily complicated, and often badly made or unsafe.
ORIGIN: early 19th cent.; perhaps from contrive (on the pattern of pairs such as conceive, conception), by association with trap 1.

contraption noun "he's driving around the yard in another one of his wild contraptionsdevice, gadgetapparatus, machine, appliance, mechanism, invention, contrivanceinformal gizmo, widget, doohickey.


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