[ rat-trap ]
/ ˈrætˌtræp /
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a device for catching rats.
a run-down, filthy, or dilapidated place.
a difficult, involved, or entangling situation.
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Example sentences from the Web for rattrap
I will go and see if there is never a rat in the rattrap—we may make a coachman of him.
British Dictionary definitions for rattrap
a device for catching rats
informal a type of bicycle pedal having serrated steel foot pads and a toe clip
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