running trap

noun

: a trap (as a U trap) in a pipe permitting liquid flow but forming a barrier against sewer gases

Word History

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of running trap was in 1880

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“Running trap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/running%20trap. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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