Nouns denoting man-made objects

slasher
a weapon (a sword or dagger) used for slashing
 
union
a device on a national flag emblematic of the union of two or more sovereignties (typically in the upper inner corner)
 
stob
a short straight stick of wood
 
eyebath
a small vessel with a rim curved to fit the orbit of the eye; use to apply medicated or cleansing solution to the eyeball
 
sewage disposal plant
a plant for disposing of sewage
 
MAOI
any of a group of antidepressant drugs that inhibit the action of monoamine oxidase in the brain and so allow monoamines to accumulate
 
hardcover
a book with cardboard or cloth or leather covers
 
subway token
a token that is used to pay for entry to the subway system
 
speaking tube
a tube for conveying the sound of a voice from one room to another
 
cantonment
temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers
 
holster
a sheath (usually leather) for carrying a handgun
 
sealing wax
fastener consisting of a resinous composition that is plastic when warm; used for sealing documents and parcels and letters
 
hemstitching
a stitch in which parallel threads are drawn and exposed threads are caught together in groups
 
Maksutov telescope
reflecting telescope in which the aberration of the concave mirror is reduced by a meniscus lens
 
speed indicator
a meter fixed to a vehicle that measures and displays its speed
 
choke
a valve that controls the flow of air into the carburetor of a gasoline engine
 
side street
a street intersecting a main street and terminating there
 
filter-tipped cigarette
a cigarette with a filter tip
 
open-hearth furnace
a furnace for making steel in which the steel is placed on a shallow hearth and flames of burning gas and hot air play over it
 
rope yarn
the strands out of which ropes are made
 
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