Origin of gadget
Examples from the Web for gadget
The estimated ship date of the gadget is December 2014—perfect timing to say sayonara to smoking forever.
The gadget goes for $75 and can be reused nearly 40 times before the battery needs to be recharged.New Gadget Detects Date Rape Drugs, But Will Women Use It?|Natalie Raschke|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Coin has created a gadget the size of a single credit card that can store payment data for all the cards in your wallet.
To be sure, I use a lot of gadget shortcuts: slow cooker, sous vide, now a pressure cooker.
Yet despite the obvious need for a solution, when the young women first proposed their gadget, engineers were skeptical.sOccket Inventors: Being Young and Stubborn Helps Innovation|Casey Schwartz|March 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But the company he was trying to sell his gadget to wanted me to take a look at it as an observer.With No Strings Attached|Gordon Randall Garrett (AKA David Gordon)
"You sold me a gadget I didn't need five years ago," said Chambers.Empire|Clifford Donald Simak
Artie looked at the gadget, sitting and whistling on the floor of the lab, then turned a bleak-but-still-hopeful glance my way.Double or Nothing|Jack Sharkey
Nelson fished through his pack until he felt the familiar shape of the gadget he wanted.The Happy Man|Gerald Wilburn Page
He rang and rang and rang, on the cut-off line with his gadget hooked in to call July the twelfth.Sam, This is You|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
British Dictionary definitions for gadget
Word Origin for gadget
Word Origin and History for gadget
1886, gadjet (but said to date back to 1850s), sailors' slang word for any small mechanical thing or part of a ship for which they lacked, or forgot, a name; perhaps from French gâchette "catchpiece of a mechanism" (15c.), diminutive of gâche "staple of a lock."