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To provide with a trap; as, to trap a drain; to trap a sewer pipe. See 4th Trap, 5.
To dress with ornaments; to adorn; -- said especially of horses.
To catch in a trap or traps; as, to trap foxes.
Fig.: To insnare; to take by stratagem; to entrap.
To set traps for game; to make a business of trapping game; as, to trap for beaver.
The game of trapball.
Fig.: A snare; an ambush; a stratagem; any device by which one may be caught unawares.
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.
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.
A wagon, or other vehicle.
A place in a water pipe, pump, etc., where air accumulates for want of an outlet.
A machine or contrivance that shuts suddenly, as with a spring, used for taking game or other animals; as, a trap for foxes.
A kind of movable stepladder.
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.
Of or pertaining to trap rock; as, a trap dike.
trap snare or gin
A concealed, and possibly lethal, trap.
Booby has been in use meaning dunce since at least the late 15th century.
Pony and trap = crap.
Cockney rhyming slang.
1. a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned
(part-meronym) bait, decoy, lure
(derivation) entrap, snare, ensnare, trammel
(classification) animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna
2. drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas
(hypernym) drain, drainpipe, waste pipe
3. something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares; "the exam was full of trap questions"; "it was all a snare and delusion"
(hypernym) design, plan
(hyponym) iron trap
4. a device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters
(hypernym) mechanical device
5. the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise
(synonym) ambush, ambuscade, lying in wait
(hypernym) surprise attack, coup de main
6. informal terms for the mouth
(synonym) cakehole, hole, maw, yap, gob
(hypernym) mouth, oral cavity, oral fissure, rima oris
7. a light two-wheeled carriage
(hypernym) carriage, equipage, rig
8. a hazard on a golf course
(synonym) bunker, sand trap
(part-holonym) golf course, golf links, links
1. place in a confining or embarrassing position; "He was trapped in a difficult situation"
(hypernym) confine, detain
2. catch in or as if in a trap; "The men trap foxes"
(synonym) entrap, snare, ensnare, trammel
(hypernym) capture, catch
(classification) hunt, hunting
3. hold or catch as if in a trap; "The gaps between the teeth trap food particles"
(hypernym) hold, take hold
4. to hold fast or prevent from moving; "The child was pinned under the fallen tree"
(synonym) pin, immobilize, immobilise
Post Code: SA19
This term is associated with assembler programming (`interrupt' or `exception' is more common among HLL programmers) and appears to be fading into history among programmers as the role of assembler continues to shrink. However, it is still important to computer architects and systems hackers (see system, sense 1), who use it to distinguish deterministically repeatable exceptions from timing-dependent ones (such as I/O interrupts).
- Tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase, a metalloenzyme involved in bone formation.
- Translocon-associated protein
- Telomeric Repeat Amplification Protocol, a method for detecting telomerase activity.
- TNF-related activation protein, also known as CD40 ligand.
- Thyroid Hormone Receptor-associated Proteins, a transcriptional coactivator.
- Tripartite ATP-independent periplasmic transporter, a family of prokaryotic solute transporters.
- trp RNA-binding attenuation protein, a RNA-binding protein regulating the biosynthetis of tryptophan
- TRAP (processor instruction)
- Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel, also known as a TRAP team is U.S. Marine Corps capability to rescue, recover both downed air-crews and aircraft.
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