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gadg·et  (gjt)
A small specialized mechanical or electronic device; a contrivance.

[Origin unknown.]

gadget·y adj.

gadget  /gdt/  n. any small or unusual and useful object (an electronic device, machine, tool, etc.): She has many electronic gadgets in her house, from computers to an electric toothbrush.

Thesaurus: gadget a gismo | whatchamacallit infrml., thingamabob infrml. gadget

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