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Vague reference to a small instrument. Gadget is used to specify an instrument or machine that one does not know the proper name for.  Singular, home-made invention. (Compare to Gizmo, Thingamajig, Widget and Doohickey.)

“I saw you working on something in your garage, what is that gadget?”

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