What does the word apparatus mean?

Usage examples for apparatus

  1. I'll want to put some apparatus in it, but that won't take much room." – Master Tales of Mystery, Volume 3 by Collected and Arranged by Francis J. Reynolds
  2. So when Mr. Isaacs invited me to come and smoke in his rooms, or rather before his rooms, for the September air was still warm in the hills, I ordered my " bearer" to bring down the apparatus and to prepare it for use. – Mr. Isaacs by F. Marion Crawford
  3. Having issued these orders in the presence of the Americans, they had removed the telegraph and telephone apparatus, and the station- master wished to know what he was to do and whether any help could be sent him. – With the "Die-Hards" in Siberia by John Ward