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machine US English

An apparatus using or applying mechanical power and having several parts, each with a definite function and together performing a particular task

machine US Thesaurus

a threshing machine

ice machine US English

A machine for making ice artificially

machine gun US English

An automatic gun that fires bullets in rapid succession for as long as the trigger is pressed

war machine US English

The military resources of a country organized for waging war

bank machine US English

Another term for automated teller machine.

cash machine US English

Another term for automated teller machine.

drum machine US English

A programmable electronic device able to imitate the sounds of a drum kit

fruit machine US English

British term for slot machine.

machine code US English

A computer programming language consisting of binary or hexadecimal instructions that a computer can respond to directly

machine head US English

Each of the small pegs on the head of a guitar, used for tightening the strings

machine-like US English

Resembling a machine; mechanical

machine screw US English

A fastening device similar to a bolt but having a socket in its head that allows it to be turned with a screwdriver

machine tool US English

A nonportable power tool, such as a lathe or milling machine, used for cutting or shaping metal, wood, or other material

slot machine US English

A machine worked by the insertion of a coin, in particular

snow machine US English

Another term for snowmobile.

state machine US English

A device that can be in one of a set number of stable conditions depending on its previous condition and on the present values of its inputs

tape machine US English

A tape recorder

time machine US English

(In science fiction) a machine capable of transporting a person backward or forward in time

wave machine US English

A machine that creates waves in the water in a swimming pool

wind machine US English

A machine used in the theater or in filmmaking for producing a blast of air or imitating the sound of wind

bathing machine US English

A wheeled hut drawn to the edge of the sea, used for changing in and swimming from

flying machine US English

An aircraft, especially an early or unconventional one

gaming machine US English

A machine on which one plays games of chance for money

kidney machine US English

An apparatus that performs the functions of the human kidney (outside the body), when one or both organs are damaged; an artificial kidney or dialysis machine

lapping machine US English

A machine with a rotating abrasive disk for polishing gems, metal, and optical glass

machine-driven US English

Operated or controlled by a machine or machinery

machine minder US English

A person who operates a machine

rowing machine US English

An exercise machine with a sliding seat, used to strengthen the muscles used in rowing

sewing machine US English

A machine with a mechanically driven needle for sewing or stitching cloth

simple machine US English

Any of the basic mechanical devices for applying a force, such as an inclined plane, wedge, or lever

Turing machine US English

A mathematical model of a hypothetical computing machine that can use a predefined set of rules to determine a result from a set of input variables

vending machine US English

A machine that dispenses small articles such as food, drinks, or cigarettes when a coin, bill, or token is inserted

voting machine US English

A machine for the automatic registering of votes

washing machine US English

A machine for washing clothes, bed linens, etc.

answering machine US English

A tape recorder or digital device that supplies a recorded answer to a telephone call and can record a message from the caller

cigarette machine US English

A slot machine that dispenses cigarettes

franking machine US English

A machine used for franking a letter or parcel

heart-lung machine US English

A machine that temporarily takes over the functions of the heart and lungs, especially during heart surgery

knitting machine US English

A machine with a bank of needles on which garments can be knitted

machine-readable US English

(Of data or text) in a form that a computer can process

machine washable US English

(Of clothes or other fabric articles) able to be washed in a washing machine without damage

teaching machine US English

A machine or computer that gives instruction to a student according to a program, reacting to their responses

threshing machine US English

A power-driven machine for separating grain from plants

Wimshurst machine US English

A device for generating an electric charge by turning glass discs in opposite directions (now used mainly for demonstration purposes in schools)


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