noun, plural ma·chin·er·ies.
Examples from the Web for machinery
In the same way, bikes no longer look to me like a single mass of machinery.
While not all 86 million maintain positions of governance or public service, the Party's machinery runs on watchmaker precision.
We have provided the machinery to restore our financial system; it is up to you to support and make it work.
Westport is also working with machinery giant Caterpillar on new locomotives.
Only the public can shut down the machinery of death—if it sees it killing.
There should be a good opening for machinery for extracting the oil.Notes on Agriculture in Cyprus and Its Products|William Bevan
The machinery has now been added to, and the result will certainly go to swell these figures considerably more in the near future.Uruguay|W. H. Koebel
Coals and salt, machinery and manufactured goods, can be distributed easily from the great towns that produce them.Cheshire|Charles E. Kelsey
The motor was started and the machinery began to hum and throb.Tom Swift and his Wireless Message|Victor Appleton
Immediately the room grew so still that one could hear Tik-Tok's machinery whirring 'round.The Royal Book of Oz|L. Frank Baum
British Dictionary definitions for machinery
noun plural -eries
Word Origin and History for machinery
1680s; from machine (n.) + -ery. Originally theatrical, "devices for creating stage effects" (which also was a sense of Greek mekhane); meaning "machines collectively" is attested from 1731. Middle English had machinament "a contrivance" (early 15c.).