from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small specialized mechanical or electronic device; a contrivance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a thing whose name cannot be remembered; thingamajig, doohickey
- n. any device or machine, especially one whose name cannot be recalled. Often either clever or complicated.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a device or control that is very useful for a particular job
But the gadget is a lot easier to carry than a paper-back dictionary which is also very limited.
“This gadget is the best I have found during my first three weeks of looking around eastern China electronics markets.”
This gadget is the best way I've seen to play your MP3s through your car stereo.
He even knew what they called the gadget they did it with.
Jacques G. Richardson Paris, France ETYMOLOG.CA OBSCURA The subject is the word gadget, which is listed in my Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary but without indication of its etymology.
And although the gadget is engaging her, and helping her learn, Hunt worries that she is becoming too attached.
There are endless options in gadget shops or online.
The Google Maps gadget is available in 23 languages.
My thought with every kitchen gadget is always "WWAD"?
Brando's latest dubious-but-promising gadget is a cigarette-pack-sized, battery powered LCD projector shaped like a retro 8mm film projector camera.