Nouns denoting man-made objects

machine screw
a screw used either with a nut or with a tapped hole; slotted head can be driven by a screwdriver
 
newsroom
an office in which news is processed by a newspaper or news agency or television or radio station
 
market place
an area in a town where a public mercantile establishment is set up
 
sgraffito
a ceramic or mural decoration made by scratching off a surface layer to reveal the ground
 
turnip bed
a bed in which turnips are growing
 
table-tennis bat
paddle used to play table tennis
 
source
a facility where something is available
 
shank
cylinder forming the part of a bolt between the thread and the head
 
handspike
a metal bar (or length of pipe) used as a lever
 
breathalyzer
a device that measures chemicals (especially the alcohol content) in a person's expired breath
 
anti-impotence drug
drug to treat impotence attributable to erectile dysfunction
 
crosshead
metal block that connects to a piston; it slides on parallel guides and moves a connecting rod back and forth
 
B battery
battery for supplying a constant positive voltage to the plate of a vacuum tube
 
roller
a cylinder that revolves
 
custom-made
an item made to the customer's specifications
 
electronic image
an image represented as a two dimensional array of brightness values for pixels
 
racing gig
a light narrow racing boat for two or more oarsmen
 
ring mail
(Middle Ages) flexible armor made of interlinked metal rings
 
plate
a full-page illustration (usually on slick paper)
 
cattle grid
a bridge over a ditch consisting of parallel metal bars that allow pedestrians and vehicles to pass, but not cattle
 
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