rattrap

noun rat·trap \ ˈra(t)-ˌtrap \

Definition of rattrap

1 : a trap for rats
2 : a dirty dilapidated structure
3 : a hopeless situation

Examples of rattrap in a Sentence

  1. although the military invasion had been a breeze, the nation soon found itself caught in a rattrap with no clear escape route

First Known Use of rattrap

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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