Nouns denoting man-made objects

hangar queen
an airplane with a bad maintenance record
 
cocktail dress
a dress suitable for formal occasions
 
squad car
a car in which policemen cruise the streets; equipped with radiotelephonic communications to headquarters
 
beret
a cap with no brim or bill; made of soft cloth
 
undercharge
an insufficient charge
 
floorboard
the floor of an automobile
 
scarf joint
a joint made by notching the ends of two pieces of timber or metal so that they will lock together end-to-end
 
toy soldier
a doll that resembles a soldier
 
manufactured home
a large house trailer that can be connected to utilities and can be parked in one place and used as permanent housing
 
analytical balance
a beam balance of great precision used in quantitative chemical analysis
 
wide wale
corduroy with wide ribs
 
digger
a machine for excavating
 
glass
glassware collectively
 
flute glass
a tall narrow wineglass
 
shuttle helicopter
a helicopter that shuttles back and forth
 
miter
the surface of a beveled end of a piece where a miter joint is made
 
ear hole
a hole (as in a helmet) for sound to reach the ears
 
ultracentrifuge
a high speed centrifuge used to determine the relative molecular masses of large molecules in high polymers and proteins
 
tarp
waterproofed canvas
 
dry-bulb thermometer
an ordinary thermometer with a dry bulb; used to measure the air temperature
 
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