Nouns denoting man-made objects

Columbia University
a university in New York City
 
mizzen course
the lowermost sail on a mizzenmast
 
grosgrain
a silk or silklike fabric with crosswise ribs
 
security blanket
a blanket (or toy) that a child carries around in order to reduce anxiety
 
fifth wheel
a steering bearing that enables the front axle of a horse-drawn wagon to rotate
 
cleats
shoes with leather or metal projections on the soles
 
soft drug
a drug of abuse that is considered relatively mild and not likely to cause addiction
 
X-ray tube
a vacuum tube containing a metal target onto which a beam of electrons is directed at high energy for the generation of X rays
 
tool bag
a bag in which tools are carried
 
plastic wrap
wrapping consisting of a very thin transparent sheet of plastic
 
Americana
any artifact (such as books or furniture or art) that is distinctive of America
 
selenium cell
a photoelectric cell that uses a strip of selenium
 
viola
a bowed stringed instrument slightly larger than a violin, tuned a fifth lower
 
Temple of Artemis
a large temple at Ephesus that was said to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world
 
dirndl
a full skirt with a gathered waistband
 
conning tower
a raised bridge on a submarine; often used for entering and exiting
 
flute
a groove or furrow in cloth etc (particularly a shallow concave groove on the shaft of a column)
 
fish tank
a tank or pool or bowl filled with water for keeping live fish and underwater animals
 
slip friction clutch
a friction clutch that will slip when the torque is too great
 
space
(printing) a block of type without a raised letter; used for spacing between words or sentences
 
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