rat-trap


rat-trap

noun

  1. a device for catching rats.
  2. a run-down, filthy, or dilapidated place.
  3. a difficult, involved, or entangling situation.

noun

  1. a device for catching rats
  2. informal a type of bicycle pedal having serrated steel foot pads and a toe clip
n.

late 15c., from rat (n.) + trap (n.).

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