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abacus a device used to make arithmetic calculations, consisting of a frame with parallel rods or grooves that hold movable counters such as beads.
accelerator a mechanical device that regulates the speed of something, esp. the gas pedal of a car. [2/3 definitions]
adapter a device or part that adapts a machine or tool to a different use. [1/2 definitions]
aerator a device that aerates a fluid or mixes it with air.
afterburner a device that increases the thrust of a jet engine by injecting fuel into the exhaust gases for burning. [2 definitions]
air conditioner a device that circulates cooled and dehumidified air in a building, car, or other space.
air gun a device that uses compressed air to blow or spray substances such as insecticides. [1/2 definitions]
alarm the sounding mechanism of an alarm clock or warning device. [1/5 definitions]
alembic a device, used in the past for distillation, whose main vessel has a beaked top. [1/2 definitions]
align to adjust (something), usu. a device, to improve its function. [1/6 definitions]
allegory a device in art or literature by which abstract moral or spiritual qualities are represented by concrete characters, things, and events. [1/2 definitions]
altimeter an altitude-measuring device such as a specially calibrated barometer.
amplifier an electronic device used to increase current, voltage, power, or the like. [1/2 definitions]
anchor a heavy device, connected by a cable to a boat or ship, that is dropped to the bottom of a body of water to restrict the vessel's motion. [2/7 definitions]
android a phone or other device that uses the Android operating system. [2/4 definitions]
answering machine a device connected to a telephone that records an incoming message from a caller when the telephone is not answered.
antenna a metal device that sends or receives electromagnetic signals. [1/2 definitions]
antimissile a ballistic device used in defense against enemy missiles. [1/2 definitions]
appliance a practical device, esp. any of several pieces of equipment used in the home such as a stove, refrigerator, or washing machine.
applicator a device used to apply a substance to something.
Aqua-Lung trademark for an underwater breathing device similar to a scuba.