Nouns denoting man-made objects

fingerpaint
paint that has the consistency of jelly
 
baccy
leaves of the tobacco plant dried and prepared for smoking or ingestion
 
gasometer
a meter for measuring the amount of gas flowing through a particular pipe
 
offshore rig
drilling rig consisting of an offshore platform (floating or fixed to the sea bed) from which many oil wells can be bored radially
 
compass
drafting instrument used for drawing circles
 
carving
a sculpture created by removing material (as wood or ivory or stone) in order to create a desired shape
 
king
one of the four playing cards in a deck bearing the picture of a king
 
joist
beam used to support floors or roofs
 
selector switch
a switch that is used to select among alternatives
 
huaraches
a sandal with flat heels and an upper of woven leather straps
 
anaglyph
moving or still pictures in contrasting colors that appear three-dimensional when superimposed
 
drawbridge
a bridge that can be raised to block passage or to allow boats or ships to pass beneath it
 
dado plane
a plane for making a dado groove
 
rain stick
a percussion instrument that is made from a dried cactus branch that is hollowed out and filled with small pebbles and capped at both ends; makes the sound of falling rain when tilted; origin was in Chile where tribesmen used it in ceremonies to bring rain
 
second
the gear that has the second lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle
 
stoppage
an obstruction in a pipe or tube
 
toner
a lotion for cleansing the skin and contracting the pores
 
sweatshop
factory where workers do piecework for poor pay and are prevented from forming unions; common in the clothing industry
 
decker
(often used in combinations) something constructed with multiple levels
 
target acquisition system
a shipboard system for the detection and identification and location of a target with enough detail to permit effective weapon employment
 
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