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Definition of Rube Goldberg adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


Rube Goldberg

NAmE//ˌrub ˈɡoʊldbərɡ//
[only before noun] (humorous)
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(of machines and devices) having a very complicated design, especially when used to perform a very simple task; not practical
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: Rube Goldberg