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gremlinnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈɡrem.lɪn/
an ​imaginary little ​creature that gets inside things, ​especiallymachines, and makes them ​stopworking: We must have a gremlin in the ​engine - it isn't ​workingright.
(Definition of gremlin from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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gremlinnoun [C]

 us   /ˈɡrem·lən/
an ​imaginarycreature that gets inside things, esp. ​machines, and ​causesproblems
(Definition of gremlin from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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