Definition of Rattrap

1. Noun. A difficult entangling situation.

Generic synonyms: Difficulty



2. Noun. Filthy run-down dilapidated housing.
Generic synonyms: Housing, Living Accommodations, Lodging
Language type: Colloquialism

3. Noun. A trap for catching rats.
Generic synonyms: Trap

Definition of Rattrap

1. Noun. A device (trap) used to catch rats. ¹

2. Noun. A dilapidated building, a place that is run down and unsanitary. ¹

3. Noun. A difficult, entangling situation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rattrap

1. a trap for catching rats [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rattrap

rattlin
rattline
rattlines
rattling
rattling(a)
rattlingly
rattlings
rattlins
rattly
ratton
rattons
rattoon
rattooned
rattooning
rattoons
rattrap (current term)
rattraps
ratty
ratu
ratus
raubasine
raucid
raucities
raucity
raucle
raucler
rauclest
raucous
raucously
raucousness

Literary usage of Rattrap

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1. The Americans at Home: Or, Byeways, Backwoods, and Prairies by Thomas Chandler Haliburton (1854)
"... the chap begin puffin' an' blowin' like er green lizzard on er hot fence rail, an' his mouth it flew open like er rattrap when it's sot. ..."

2. The Americans at Home: Or, Byeways, Backwoods, and Prairies by Thomas Chandler Haliburton (1854)
"... the chap begin puffin' an' blowin' like er green lizzard on er hot fence rail, an' his mouth it flew open like er rattrap when it's sot. ..."

3. Chapters in Modern Botany by Patrick Geddes (1893)
"... to twenty long teeth, and, when the leaf closes, those of one side interlock with those of the other, thus forming a very perfect miniature rattrap. ..."

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