1. Something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches one unawares; SYN. snare.
2. A device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned.
3. A U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas.
4. A device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters.
5. A light two-wheel carriage.
6. Informal terms for the mouth; SYN. hole, maw, yap.
ETYM as. treppan. Related to Trap a snare.
1. To catch in or as if in a trap; SYN. entrap, snare, ensnare, trammel.
2. To hold or catch as if in a trap.
3. To place in a confining or embarrassing position.
4. To hold fast or prevent from moving; SYN. pin, immobilize.
Light one-horse carriage with springs.
1. To intercept an action or event before it occurs, usually in order to do something else. Trapping is commonly used by debuggers to allow interruption of program execution at a given spot. See also interrupt, interrupt handler.
2. To slightly overlap adjacent colors in preparing material for printing. Page layout and prepress programs trap color to prevent gaps between colors caused by minor variations in registration during printing.