1. a device or control that is very useful for a particular job

Similar word(s): contraption, contrivance, convenience, gadget, gismo, gizmo, widget

Definition categories: man–made, device

2. durable goods for home or office use

Definition categories: man–made, durables

Sentences with appliance as a noun:

- When the boy hid father's feared cane, his bum soon found out the hard way how many sturdy appliances at home can double as perfectly painful spanking appliance