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rattletrap

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noun rat·tle·trap \ˈra-təl-ˌtrap\

Simple Definition of rattletrap

  • : something (such as a car) that is old, noisy, and not in good condition

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of rattletrap

  1. :  something rattly or rickety; especially :  an old car

rattletrap

adjective

Examples of rattletrap in a sentence

  1. Are you still driving that old rattletrap?



1822

First Known Use of rattletrap

1822


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