Contraption Con*trap"tion, n. A contrivance; a new-fangled device; -- used scornfully. [Colloq. or Dial.] -- {Con*trap"tious}, a.

We all remember some of the extraordinary contraptions which have been thus evolved and put upon the market. --F. M. Ware. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • contraption — contraptious, adj. /keuhn trap sheuhn/, n. Informal. a mechanical contrivance; gadget; device. [1815 25; perh. CONTR(IVANCE) + (ad)aption, var. of ADAPTATION] * * * …   Universalium

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