1 a small mechanical device or appliance
2 any object that is interesting for its ingenuity or novelty rather than for its practical use
(C19: perhaps from French gâchette lock catch, trigger, diminutive of gâche staple)
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appliance, contraption (informal) contrivance, device, gimmick, gizmo (slang, chiefly U.S.) instrument, invention, novelty, thing, tool, waldo
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