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trapdoor

or trap door

[trap-dawr, -dohr] /ˈtræpˈdɔr, -ˈdoʊr/
noun
1.
a door flush with the surface of a floor, ceiling, or roof.
2.
the opening that it covers.
adjective
3.
of, relating to, or like a trapdoor.
Also called drop.
Origin of trapdoor
1325-1375
First recorded in 1325-75, trapdoor is from the Middle English word trappe dore. See trap1, door
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trap door

noun
1.
a door or flap flush with and covering an opening, esp in a ceiling
2.
the opening so covered
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