steel-trap

adjective
\ ˈstēl-ˈtrap How to pronounce steel-trap (audio) \

Definition of steel-trap

: quick, incisive a steel-trap mind

First Known Use of steel-trap

1945, in the meaning defined above

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“Steel-trap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/steel-trap. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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