trapdoor

noun trap·door \ ˈtrap-ˈdȯr \
Updated on: 18 Feb 2018

Definition of trapdoor

: a lifting or sliding door covering an opening (as in a roof, ceiling, or floor)

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First Known Use of trapdoor

14th century


TRAPDOOR Defined for English Language Learners

trapdoor

noun

Definition of trapdoor for English Language Learners

  • : a door that covers or hides an opening in a floor or ceiling


TRAPDOOR Defined for Kids

trapdoor

noun trap·door \ ˈtrap-ˈdȯr \

Definition of trapdoor for Students

: a lifting or sliding door covering an opening in a floor or roof


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