el artilugio
-the gadget
See the entry for artilugio.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (device)
a. gadget
El inventor se dispuso a probar su nuevo artilugio en el laboratorio.The inventor was set about testing his new gadget in the laboratory.
b. contraption
El ingeniero puso en marcha el artilugio y empezó a salirle humo.The engineer turned on the contraption and smoke began to come out from it.
c. gizmo
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
Charlie se ha pasado horas en el sótano montando algún tipo de artilugio con partes de aparatos viejos.Charlie has spent hours in the basement putting together some gizmo from old equipment parts.
d. contrivance
El vendedor nos aseguró que este artilugio era el nuevo gran avance tecnológico.The seller assured that this contrivance was the next technological breakthrough.
2. (trick)
a. stunt
No te fíes de Carlos, todo el mundo sabe que se vale de artilugios para robarles a la viudas.Don't trust Carlos. Everybody knows he pulls stunts to rob widows.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. gadget, contrivance
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
1 (aparato) gadget; contraption
2 (truco) gimmick; stunt
3 (chisme) thingummy (familiar); gizmo (familiar); (EEUU) whatsit (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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