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gizmo

A name for a gadget or thing whose actual name is unknown or has been forgotten. Where's that gizmo? I need it to finish this repair. Hand me that gizmo or whatever it's called, will you?
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gizmo

(ˈgɪzmo)
n. a gadget. What is this silly little gizmo on the bottom for?
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