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adapter a device or part that adapts a machine or tool to a different use. [1/2 definitions]
adding machine a machine, often used by businesses, that is able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide, esp. one that prints the work on paper.
agitator a machine, or part of a machine, that automatically shakes or stirs things together, as in a can of paint or a washing machine. [1/2 definitions]
android a robot or machine having human characteristics. [1/4 definitions]
apparatus a machine or group of machines designed to accomplish a specific task. [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.
ATM abbreviation of "automated teller machine," a computerized machine serving the function of a bank teller.
ATM card a plastic card that enables the holder to access an automated teller machine to obtain cash drawn from or charged against a bank account.
automated teller machine a computerized machine serving the function of a bank teller.
balata a rubberlike gum that is made from the sap of this tree and is used in making golf balls, machine belts, and other industrial rubber items. [1/2 definitions]
ballista an ancient military machine resembling a large crossbow, used to hurl stones and other heavy projectiles.
barker2 a person or machine that removes bark from trees or prepares it for use in tanning leather.
bearing a machine part that reduces friction between fixed and moving parts, as in a wheel. [1/5 definitions]
beetle2 to finish or stamp (cloth) with a beetling machine. [1/3 definitions]
belt a continuous band of heavy, flexible material used to drive a machine or carry materials. [1/11 definitions]
blender a machine used to prepare liquid foods by combining, chopping, and mixing at high speeds.
blower someone or something that blows, esp. a machine that forces air to blow.
borer a machine or other device designed to bore holes. [1/3 definitions]
breakdown a malfunction, as of a machine. [1/3 definitions]
bucket the part of a steam shovel or other machine that is used to scoop up and transport material. [1/5 definitions]
burp gun see "machine pistol."