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Machines and equipment with a specific use

3-D printing

noun

a method of creating a three-dimensional object from a digital file by using a device that adds layers of material one after another

air pump

noun

a piece of equipment used for putting air into something such as a tyre or a ball

cement mixer

noun

a machine that mixes cement, sand, and water to make concrete

concrete mixer

noun

a machine that mixes cement, sand, small stones, and water to make concrete

flame thrower

noun

a machine that shoots burning liquid, used either as a weapon or for destroying trees and other plants

forge

noun

a machine that makes metal soft by heating it

gas turbine

noun

a type of engine in which hot gas produced by burning fuel turns a wheel

gauge

noun

a piece of equipment that measures the amount of something

grindstone

noun

a piece of equipment with a large round stone that turns like a wheel. It is used for making tools sharp.

jackhammer

noun

a pneumatic drill

JCB

a large machine for digging and moving earth

jigsaw

noun

a machine that cuts wood in curves and shapes with a long thin metal blade

lathe

noun

a machine that holds a piece of wood or metal and makes it move round so that you can cut and shape it evenly

lie detector

noun

a piece of equipment used for checking whether someone is telling the truth

life support system

noun

a set of equipment that keeps people alive in space or under water

magic lantern

noun

a type of projector used in the past for making pictures appear on a wall or screen

metal detector

noun

a piece of equipment that is used for finding metal objects buried in the ground

metal detector

noun

a piece of equipment used especially at airports for checking whether someone is carrying something such as a weapon

metronome

noun

a piece of equipment that repeats a regular beat, used by musicians to help them to play music at the right speed

OHP

noun

an overhead projector

overhead projector

noun

a piece of equipment that uses a light to make the words or pictures on a transparent plastic sheet appear large on a screen

pedometer

noun

a piece of equipment used for measuring the distance someone walks

pneumatic drill

noun

a large piece of equipment used for breaking a road into small pieces. It is held in both hands and makes a lot of noise.

press

noun

a machine used for printing newspapers, books, or magazines

printing press

noun

a machine that is used for printing newspapers, books, magazines etc

probe

noun

a system or piece of equipment that is used for obtaining information

projector

noun

a piece of equipment used for showing films or slides on a screen

projector

noun

an overhead projector

public-address system

noun

a system of electrical equipment used for speaking or playing music in a large building or area. The more usual word is PA system.

radar gun

noun

a small piece of equipment that uses radar to find the speed of an object that is moving

rain gauge

noun

a piece of equipment used for measuring the amount of rain that falls

scales

noun

a piece of equipment used for weighing people or things

shredder

noun

a machine that destroys documents by cutting them into long thin pieces

snowblower

noun

a machine used for blowing snow off paths

steam engine

noun

an engine that gets its power from steam, especially a railway engine

suction pump

noun

a pump that removes liquid by using suction

vacuum pump

noun

a pump that creates a vacuum in an enclosed space

water cooler

noun

a machine that makes water cold and stores it for people to drink

water meter

noun

a machine that measures how much water you use in your house

wave machine

noun

a machine that makes waves form in the water of a swimming pool

weighbridge

noun

a machine for weighing vehicles

solutionism

the belief that every problem has a solution based in technology

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