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|Noun||1.||mechanical device - mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles|
broadcaster, spreader - a mechanical device for scattering something (seed or fertilizer or sand etc.) in all directions
bumper - a mechanical device consisting of bars at either end of a vehicle to absorb shock and prevent serious damage
bumper guard - vertical bars attached to a bumper to prevent locking bumpers with another vehicle
compressor - a mechanical device that compresses gasses
copyholder - mechanical device used in printing; holds the copy for the compositor
curler, hair curler, crimper, roller - a mechanical device consisting of a cylindrical tube around which the hair is wound to curl it; "a woman with her head full of curlers is not a pretty sight"
diaphragm, stop - a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens; "the new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically"
dicer - a mechanical device used for dicing food
electromechanical device - a mechanical device that is operated by electricity
escapement - mechanical device that regulates movement
gear lever, gearshift, gearstick, shifter - a mechanical device for engaging and disengaging gears; "in Britain they call a gearshift a gear lever"
grab - a mechanical device for gripping an object
simple machine, machine - a device for overcoming resistance at one point by applying force at some other point
mechanism - device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function
pantograph - mechanical device used to copy a figure or plan on a different scale
pump - a mechanical device that moves fluid or gas by pressure or suction
rachet, ratch, ratchet - mechanical device consisting of a toothed wheel or rack engaged with a pawl that permits it to move in only one direction
auto-changer, record changer, changer - an automatic mechanical device on a record player that causes new records to be played without manual intervention
ride - a mechanical device that you ride for amusement or excitement
seeder - a mechanical device that sows grass seed or grain evenly over the ground
shutter - a mechanical device on a camera that opens and closes to control the time of a photographic exposure
ski binding, binding - one of a pair of mechanical devices that are attached to a ski and that will grip a ski boot; the bindings should release in case of a fall
splicer - a mechanical device for joining two pieces of paper or film or magnetic tape
splint - an orthopedic mechanical device used to immobilize and protect a part of the body (as a broken leg)
sprinkler - mechanical device that attaches to a garden hose for watering lawn or garden
stator, stator coil - mechanical device consisting of the stationary part of a motor or generator in or around which the rotor revolves
stoker - a mechanical device for stoking a furnace
stretcher - a mechanical device used to make something larger (as shoes or gloves) by stretching it
striker - the part of a mechanical device that strikes something
supply chamber - a mechanical device for holding something and supplying it as needed
swing - mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth
pickup arm, tone arm, pickup - mechanical device consisting of a light balanced arm that carries the cartridge
trap - a device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters
voting machine - a mechanical device for recording and counting votes mechanically
vane, weather vane, weathervane, wind vane - mechanical device attached to an elevated structure; rotates freely to show the direction of the wind
wheelwork - mechanical device including an arrangement of wheel in a machine (especially a train of gears)
winder - mechanical device around which something can be wound
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