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Trap

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A carriage, especially such as a phäeton, dog-cart, commercial sulky, and such like. It is not applied to a gentleman’s close carriage. Contraction of trappings (whatever is “put on,” furniture for horses, decorations, etc.).

“The trap in question was a carriage which the Major had bought for six pounds sterling.”—Thackeray: Vanity Fair, chap. lxvii.

Traps. Luggage, as “Leave your traps at the station,” “I must look after my traps,” etc. (See above.)


“The traps were packed up as quickly as possible, land the party drove away.”—Daily Telegraph.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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