Nouns denoting man-made objects

right of way
the passage consisting of a path or strip of land over which someone has the legal right to pass
 
Linotype machine
a typesetting machine operated from a keyboard that casts an entire line as a single slug of metal
 
chalkpit
a quarry for chalk
 
moped
a motorbike that can be pedaled or driven by a low-powered gasoline engine
 
RU 486
an abortion-inducing drug (trade name RU 486) developed in France; when taken during the first five weeks of pregnancy it blocks the action of progesterone so that the uterus sloughs off the embryo
 
bedcover
decorative cover for a bed
 
secretary
a desk used for writing
 
whistle
acoustic device that forces air or steam against an edge or into a cavity and so produces a loud shrill sound
 
rathskeller
a tavern below street level featuring beer; originally a German restaurant in the basement of city hall
 
viaduct
bridge consisting of a series of arches supported by piers used to carry a road (or railroad) over a valley
 
Uzi
a type of submachine gun that is designed and manufactured in Israel
 
guilloche
an architectural decoration formed by two intersecting wavy bands
 
ski rack
a carrier for holding skis on top of a vehicle
 
ninon
a fine strong sheer silky fabric made of silk or rayon or nylon
 
prolonge
a rope fitted with a hook and used for towing a gun carriage
 
detector
electronic equipment that detects the presence of radio signals or radioactivity
 
brake lining
the lining on the brake shoes that comes in contact with the brake drum
 
barricade
a barrier (usually thrown up hastily) to impede the advance of an enemy
 
berth
a bed on a ship or train; usually in tiers
 
monolith
a single great stone (often in the form of a column or obelisk)
 
  List More