trapping

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noun trap·ping \ˈtra-ping\

Definition of trapping

  1. 1 trappings plural :  outward signs conventional men with all the trappings … of banality — Robert Plank

  2. 2 trappings plural :  outward decoration or dress :  ornamental equipment

  3. 3 :  caparison 1 —usually used in plural

Origin and Etymology of trapping

Middle English, from gerund of trappen — more at trap


First Known Use: 14th century



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