a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned
a light two-wheeled carriage
a device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters
drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas
something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares
informal terms for the mouth
the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise
a hazard on a golf course
place in a confining or embarrassing position
hold or catch as if in a trap
catch in or as if in a trap
to hold fast or prevent from moving
To dress with ornaments; to adorn;
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 rock.
Of or pertaining to trap rock; as, a trap dike.
A machine or contrivance that shuts suddenly, as with a spring, used for taking game or other animals; as, a trap for foxes.
Fig.: a snare; an ambush; a stratagem; any device by which one may be caught unawares.
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 at.
The game of trapball.
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.
A place in a water pipe, pump, etc., where air accumulates for want of an outlet.
A wagon, or other vehicle.
A kind of movable stepladder.
To catch in a trap or traps; as, to trap foxes.
Fig.: to insnare; to take by stratagem; to entrap.
To provide with a trap; as, to trap a drain; to trap a sewer pipe. see 4th trap, 5.
To set traps for game; to make a business of trapping game; as, to trap for beaver.