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English definition of “contraption”


noun [C] uk   /kənˈtræp.ʃən/ us  
a device or machine that looks awkward or old-fashioned, especially one that you do not know how to use: Whatever's that strange contraption you've got in the garage?Machinery and machinesHousehold equipment and domestic chores
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