rattrap

noun
rat·​trap | \ ˈra(t)-ˌtrap How to pronounce rattrap (audio) \

Definition of rattrap

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

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Examples of rattrap in a Sentence

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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“Rattrap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rattrap. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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