Dictionary.com

rattletrap

[ rat-l-trap ]
/ ˈræt lˌtræp /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: rattletrap / rattletraps on Thesaurus.com

noun
a shaky, rattling object, as a rickety vehicle.
QUIZ
SPRINT TO THE FINISH WITH THIS OLYMPICS QUIZ!
Compete in our Olympics quiz to see if you can take home the gold medal in Olympics knowledge.
Question 1 of 10
Where was the Olympics first held?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of rattletrap

First recorded in 1760–70; rattle1 + trap1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use rattletrap in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for rattletrap

rattletrap
/ (ˈrætəlˌtræp) /

noun
informal a broken-down old vehicle, esp an old car
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK