Definition of contraption:
wash room, whatsis, comfort station, appliance, thingummy, concern, thingamabob, restroom, doohickey, thingmabob, whatchamacallit, thingamajig, thingumabob, thingumajig, gizmo, gadget, thingmajig, public convenience, thing, jigger, stratagem, devisal, widget, dodge, gubbins, doojigger, gismo, toilet facility, convenience, public toilet, public lavatory, whatchamacallum, lash-up, contrivance.
- "Dawson Black: Retail Merchant", Harold Whitehead.
- "Jack of No Trades", Charles Cottrell.
There was an attempt to make a self- oiler for buggy wheels, a half- finished contrivance that was supposed to keep cordwood stacked in neat rows; an automatic contraption to prevent coffeepots from burning; a cornsheller that would all but work; a molasses faucet with an alcohol burner which was supposed to make the sirup flow faster- but which instead sometimes blew up and burned down grocery stores, and there were steamers and churns and household contrivances which the Captain had introduced into the homes of Harvey in past years, not of his invention, to be sure, but contrivances that had inspired his eloquence, and were mute witnesses to his prowess- trophies of the chase.- "In the Heart of a Fool", William Allen White.