Definition: any clever maneuver
Usage: he would stoop to any device to win a point; it was a great sales gimmick; a cheap promotions gimmick for greedy businessmen
Main entry: doodad, doohickey, doojigger, gubbins, gimmick, gismo, gizmo, thingamabob, thingamajig, thingmabob, thingmajig, thingumabob, thingumajig, thingummy, whatchamacallit, whatchamacallum, whatsis, widget
Definition: something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known
Usage: she eased the ball-shaped doodad back into its socket; there may be some great new gizmo around the corner that you will want to use
Definition: a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident
Usage: it sounds good but what's the catch?