Cars & Driving
- noun any small gadget, device or mechanism that is unknown or temporarily forgotten; a car is full of them
- noun a device, small contraption or product. This synonym for, and adaptation of the word ‘gadget’ has been in use since before World War II in the USA. In Britain it has been widely used since the 1970s to denote a hypothetical, otherwise unnamed product in business simulations, calculations, planning, etc.