Definition of trapping
1 trappings plural : outward signs conventional men with all the trappings … of banality — Robert Plank
2 trappings plural : outward decoration or dress : ornamental equipment
3 : caparison 1 —usually used in plural
Recent Examples of trapping from the Web
The university’s reluctance to fulfill open records requests from media about the golf junket has the trappings of a cover-up and is referenced in the attorney general’s investigation.
NEW YORK — Room 125A at Public School 75 in Manhattan has all the usual trappings of an elementary school classroom.
After a fierce debate inside the administration, the White House on Thursday took on the trappings of a celebration.
Despite the modern trappings, the af Chapman team are proud of her many original features.
In a muscular essay in LitHub, Rebecca Solnit pares away the trappings of power to poke at the needy, grasping, isolated core of Donald Trump, who can’t be satisfied with all the money or sycophants in the world.
Trout looked inhuman in 2017, but now his season will be marred by injury, one of the pathetic trappings of humanity.
Bold and beautiful, yet saddled by teenage angst and other trappings of a misfit high school girl with super strength and a supernatural calling, Sarah Michelle Gellar as stake-wielding Buffy not only saved the world — a lot —
The first step from retro to repo is simple attitude adjustment: the will to strip oldies but goodies of historic trappings.
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