English dictionary definition of:



  • the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise
  • a hazard on a golf course
  • a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned
  • a light two-wheeled carriage
  • a device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters
  • drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas
  • informal terms for the mouth
  • something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares


  • to hold fast or prevent from moving
  • catch in or as if in a trap
  • hold or catch as if in a trap
  • place in a confining or embarrassing position


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View spelling list Starter Course: Unit 5: Section 2 and learn about the word trap in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit Starter course: Initial consonant blends.

Scrabble score for trap

Scrabble score = 6

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