Nouns denoting man-made objects

fish knife
a small table knife with a spatula blade used for eating fish
 
derby hat
a felt hat that is round and hard with a narrow brim
 
headgear
the hoist at the pithead of a mine
 
cookie jar
a jar in which cookies are kept (and sometimes money is hidden)
 
glass
a mirror; usually a ladies' dressing mirror
 
treillage
latticework used to support climbing plants
 
venthole
a hole for the escape of gas or air
 
parallel interface
an interface between a computer and a printer where the computer sends multiple bits of information to the printer simultaneously
 
upcast
air passage consisting of a ventilation shaft through which air leaves a mine
 
defense
a structure used to defend against attack
 
male plug
an electrical device with two or three pins that is inserted in a socket to make an electrical connection
 
inflator
an air pump operated by hand to inflate something (as a tire)
 
velodrome
a banked oval track for bicycle or motorcycle racing
 
step-down transformer
a transformer that reduces voltage
 
Mexitil
antiarrhythmic drug (trade name Mexitil) used to treat ventricular arrhythmias
 
spear
an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
 
upholstery
covering (padding and springs and webbing and fabric) on a piece of furniture
 
Vasomax
a virility drug (trade name Vasomax) to treat erectile dysfunction in men
 
blow tube
a tube that directs air or gas into a flame to concentrate heat
 
millwheel
water wheel that is used to drive machinery in a mill
 
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