trap

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A plumbing fitting that holds water and prevents air and gas from backing up into a fixture.

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
trap (noun)
1.
a device for taking game or other animals , especially one that holds by springing shut suddenly
2.
a) something by which one is caught or stopped unawares , also a position or situation from which it is difficult or impossible to escape
b) a football play in which a defensive player is allowed to cross the line of scrimmage and then is blocked from the side while the ballcarrier advances through the spot vacated by the defensive player
c) the act or an instance of the ball in soccer - trapping
d) a defensive maneuver in basketball in which two defenders converge quickly on the ball handler to steal the ball or force a bad pass
3.
a) a device for hurling clay pigeons into the air
b) - sand trap
c) a piece of leather or section of interwoven leather straps between the thumb and index finger of a baseball glove that forms an extension of the pocket
4.
slang - mouth
5.
a light usually one-horse carriage with springs
6.
any of various devices for preventing passage of something often while allowing other matter to proceed , especially a device for drains or sewers consisting of a bend or partitioned chamber in which the liquid forms a seal to prevent the passage of sewer gas
7.
a group of percussion instruments (as a bass drum, snare drums, and cymbals) used especially in a dance or jazz band
8.
an arrangement of rock strata that favors the accumulation of oil and gas
9.
a measured stretch of a course over which electronic timing devices measure the speed of a vehicle (as a racing car or dragster)
trap (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to catch or take in or as if in a trap - entrap
b) to place in a restricted position - confine trapped in the burning wreck
2.
to provide or set (a place) with - traps
3.
a) - stop hold these mountains trap rains and fogs generated over the ocean American Guide Series: California
b) to separate out (as water from steam)
4.
a) to catch (as a baseball) immediately after a bounce
b) to block out (a defensive football player) by means of a trap
intransitive verb
c) to stop and gain control of (a soccer ball) with a part of the body other than the hands or arms
1.
to engage in animals (as for furs) - trapping
2.
to make a defensive trap in basketball catch
trap (verb)
transitive verb
to adorn with or as if with - trappings
trap (noun)
- traprock
trap (Wikipedia)

A trap is a mechanical device used to capture or restrain an animal for purposes such as hunting, pest control, or ecological research.

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