|a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.|
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|1.||a prophetic disclosure or revelation|
|2.||an event of great importance, violence, etc, like the events described in the Apocalypse|
|[C13: from Late Latin apocalypsis, from Greek apokalupsis, from apokaluptein to disclose, from |
the Greek name of the Book of Revelation (q.v.).