articles of equipment or dress, especially of an ornamental character.
conventional adornment; characteristic signs: trappings of democracy.
Sometimes trapping. an ornamental covering for a horse; caparison.
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How to use trappings in a sentence
When the tried to exit the car, her driver locked the doors, trapping her inside.
ISIS has now surrounded Mount Sinjar again, trapping approximately 10,000 Yazidis there.Yazidis Face Genocide by ISIS After U.S. Turns Away | Josh Rogin | November 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
On Friday evening, masked men attacked Jews after trapping them on a local highway outside the Arab village.Israelis and Arabs Shaken by the Aftershock of Teen Murders | Miranda Frum | July 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The choice of the van, traditionally considered a vehicle for trapping women, amusingly turns the convention on its head.Scarlett Johansson is an Alien Seductress in ‘Under the Skin’ | Jimmy So | April 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
With wide-reaching nets, catches are unintentionally trapping and killing thousands of unwanted bait.New Report Reveals U.S. Fisheries Killing Thousands of Protected and Endangered Species | Abby Haglage | March 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They would pick them up and hold them in their hands and would then make believe they were Cave-men trapping reindeer in the snow.The Later Cave-Men | Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
It was apparent that he had a mission more important than reciting the details of herding and trapping.David Lannarck, Midget | George S. Harney
This was Charley's first trapping expedition in a real wilderness!Left on the Labrador | Dillon Wallace
In fact, my dear, this will be the only means of trapping the person.Grace Harlowe's Plebe Year at High School | Jessie Graham Flower
It may be a better way of trapping a chap, if he hasn't got clean away by now.Queensland Cousins | Eleanor Luisa Haverfield
British Dictionary definitions for trappings
the accessories and adornments that characterize or symbolize a condition, office, etc: the visible trappings of success
a ceremonial harness for a horse or other animal, including bridles, saddles, etc
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