HyperDic: mechanical_device

English > 1 sense of the expression mechanical device:
NOUNartifactmechanical devicemechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
English > mechanical device: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
Meaningmechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles.
Narrowerbroadcaster, spreaderA mechanical device for scattering something (seed or fertilizer or sand etc.) in all directions
bumperA mechanical device consisting of bars at either end of a vehicle to absorb shock and prevent serious damage
bumper guardVertical bars attached to a bumper to prevent locking bumpers with another vehicle
carburetor, carburettormixes air with gasoline vapor prior to explosion
compressorA mechanical device that compresses gasses
copyholdermechanical device used in printing
coupling, couplerA mechanical device that serves to connect the ends of adjacent objects
curler, hair curler, roller, crimperA mechanical device consisting of a cylindrical tube around which the hair is wound to curl it
diaphragm, stopA mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens
dicerA mechanical device used for dicing food
electromechanical deviceA mechanical device that is operated by electricity
escapementmechanical device that regulates movement
gearshift, gearstick, shifter, gear leverA mechanical device for engaging and disengaging gears
grabA mechanical device for gripping an object
hook, clawA mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something
machine, simple machineA device for overcoming resistance at one point by applying force at some other point
pantographmechanical device used to copy a figure or plan on a different scale
piston, plungermechanical device that has a plunging or thrusting motion
propeller, propellorA mechanical device that rotates to push against air or water
pumpA mechanical device that moves fluid or gas by pressure or suction
ratchet, rachet, ratchmechanical device consisting of a toothed wheel or rack engaged with a pawl that permits it to move in only one direction
record changer, auto-changer, changerAn automatic mechanical device on a record player that causes new records to be played without manual intervention
rideA mechanical device that you ride for amusement or excitement
seederA mechanical device that sows grass seed or grain evenly over the ground
shutterA mechanical device on a camera that opens and closes to control the time of a photographic exposure
ski binding, bindingOne of a pair of mechanical devices that are attached to a ski and that will grip a ski boot
splicerA mechanical device for joining two pieces of paper or film or magnetic tape
splintAn orthopedic mechanical device used to immobilize and protect a part of the body (as a broken leg)
sprinklermechanical device that attaches to a garden hose for watering lawn or garden
stator, stator coilmechanical device consisting of the stationary part of a motor or generator in or around which the rotor revolves
stokerA mechanical device for stoking a furnace
stretcherA mechanical device used to make something larger (as shoes or gloves) by stretching it
strikerThe part of a mechanical device that strikes something
supply chamberA mechanical device for holding something and supplying it as needed
swingmechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth
tone arm, pickup, pickup armmechanical device consisting of a light balanced arm that carries the cartridge
trapA device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters
vibratormechanical device that produces vibratory motion
vibratorA mechanical device that vibrates
voting machineA mechanical device for recording and counting votes mechanically
weathervane, weather vane, vane, wind vanemechanical device attached to an elevated structure
wheelworkmechanical device including an arrangement of wheel in a machine (especially a train of gears)
windermechanical device around which something can be wound
winder, keymechanical device used to wind another device that is driven by a spring (as a clock)
windshield wiper, windscreen wiper, wiper, wiper bladeA mechanical device that cleans the windshield
Broadermechanismdevice consisting of a piece of machinery
Spanishdispositivo mecánico
Catalandispositiu mecànic

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