a mechanical contrivance or device; any ingenious article.
- gadg·et·y [gaj-i-tee], /ˈgædʒ ɪ ti/, adjective
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How to use gadget in a sentence
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He lifted a hand for silence: then his fingers leaped among the gadgets on the table.
It was then that I killed him and buried him under a pyramid of indispensable gadgets.
British Dictionary definitions for gadget
a small mechanical device or appliance
any object that is interesting for its ingenuity or novelty rather than for its practical use
- gadgety, adjective
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