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Definition of Trap
TrapTrap Trap, v. t. [AS. treppan. See Trap a snare.]
1. To catch in a trap or traps; as, to trap foxes.
2. Fig.: To insnare; to take by stratagem; to entrap. ``I
trapped the foe.' --Dryden.
3. To provide with a trap; as, to trap a drain; to trap a
sewer pipe. See 4th Trap, 5.
Trap Trap, v. i.
To set traps for game; to make a business of trapping game;
as, to trap for beaver.
Trap Trap, a.
Of or pertaining to trap rock; as, a trap dike.
TrapTrap Trap, n. [OE. trappe, AS. treppe; akin to OD. trappe,
OHG. trapo; probably fr. the root of E. tramp, as that which
is trod upon: cf. F. trappe, which is trod upon: cf. F.
trappe, which perhaps influenced the English word.]
1. A machine or contrivance that shuts suddenly, as with a
spring, used for taking game or other animals; as, a trap
She would weep if that she saw a mouse Caught in a
2. Fig.: A snare; an ambush; a stratagem; any device by which
one may be caught unawares.
Let their table be made a snare and a trap. --Rom.
God and your majesty Protect mine innocence, or I
fall into The trap is laid for me! --Shak.
3. A wooden instrument shaped somewhat like a shoe, used in
the game of trapball. It consists of a pivoted arm on one
end of which is placed the ball to be thrown into the air
by striking the other end. Also, a machine for throwing
into the air glass balls, clay pigeons, etc., to be shot
4. The game of trapball.
5. A bend, sag, or partitioned chamber, in a drain, soil
pipe, sewer, etc., arranged so that the liquid contents
form a seal which prevents passage of air or gas, but
permits the flow of liquids.
6. A place in a water pipe, pump, etc., where air accumulates
for want of an outlet.
7. A wagon, or other vehicle. [Colloq.] --Thackeray.
8. A kind of movable stepladder. --Knight.
Trap stairs, a staircase leading to a trapdoor.
Trap tree (Bot.) the jack; -- so called because it
furnishes a kind of birdlime. See 1st Jack. TrapTrap Trap, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Trapped; p. pr. & vb. n.
Trapping.] [Akin to OE. trappe trappings, and perhaps from
an Old French word of the same origin as E. drab a kind of
To dress with ornaments; to adorn; -- said especially of
Steeds . . . that trapped were in steel all glittering.
To deck his hearse, and trap his tomb-black steed.
There she found her palfrey trapped In purple blazoned
with armorial gold. --Tennyson. TrapTrap Trap, n. [Sw. trapp; akin to trappa stairs, Dan. trappe,
G. treppe, D. trap; -- so called because the rocks of this
class often occur in large, tabular masses, rising above one
another, like steps. See Tramp.] (Geol.)
An old term rather loosely used to designate various
dark-colored, heavy igneous rocks, including especially the
feldspathic-augitic rocks, basalt, dolerite, amygdaloid,
etc., but including also some kinds of diorite. Called also
Trap tufa, Trap tuff, a kind of fragmental rock made up
of fragments and earthy materials from trap rocks.
Meaning of Trap from wikipedia
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, or simply trapping
, is the use of a device
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an animal. Animals
may be trapped
for a variety
of purposes, including
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pipe path to retain fluid
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