• WordNet 3.6
    • n gizmo a device or control that is very useful for a particular job
    • n gizmo something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known "she eased the ball-shaped doodad back into its socket","there may be some great new gizmo around the corner that you will want to use"
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In literature:

It's some kind of high-tech gizmo you use to get money with.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
The trefoil gizmo was a take-off on the fleur-de-lis or the Boy Scout Tenderfoot badge, or the design they use to signify North on a compass.
"Highways in Hiding" by George Oliver Smith
The Q-shaped gizmo, for instance.
"The Foreign Hand Tie" by Gordon Randall Garrett
The ones you play back using some kind of laser gizmo?
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover

In news:

What is more fun at holiday time than giving and receiving special high-tech gadgets and gizmos.
He heads Gizmos' African division, Gizmos Ltd, which provides business solutions to the Sub-Saharan African business community.
My office is full of rockets, robots, and other retro SciFi gizmos.
Associated Press A man known as "Professor Gizmo," smokes marijuana in a glass pipe Wednesday just before midnight at the Space Needle in Seattle.
Urbanite's Simone Herbin stopped by and shares five gizmos that caught her eye.
Gizmos CEO Greg Marchand stresses thorough planning?and a willingness to adapt.
Marchand is managing director of Gizmos, a communications and IT company in Zambia.
Gizmo Guy Online, featuring Jonathan Takiff.
Let's be clear – these hizmo's ( health gizmos – I just made that up…trademark) will not help you lose 20 lbs.
Broadway Gizmo Brings Live TV to Your iPad, iPhone.
Greg Marchand, founder of Gizmos L.L.C.
But while some of these new gizmos hit the medical mark, critics say they have a long way to go on the fashion front.
This collection of gadgets and gizmos can help travelers cope while they're on the road.
Gizmo is a 2-year-old Shih Tzu from Ontario , CA.
Accesorize with this nifty gizmo.