a door flush with the surface of a floor, ceiling, or roof.
the opening that it covers.
of, relating to, or like a trapdoor.
- Also called drop .
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How to use trapdoor in a sentence
A secret trap door in the kiosk below the clock leads to a spiral staircase down to the lower level info booth.
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A trap-door had opened in the floor of his consciousness; his first, early love sheltered in his aching heart again.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
A drunken man would reel from one side to the other until he fell down a cellar trap-door, into the gutter, or into the sea.Skipper Worse | Alexander Lange Kielland
One of the most interesting of the spider race is the “trap-door” spider which inhabits warm countries all over the earth.The Wonder Book of Knowledge | Various
British Dictionary definitions for trap door
a door or flap flush with and covering an opening, esp in a ceiling
the opening so covered
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