plural noun
\ ˈtraps How to pronounce traps (audio) \

Definition of traps

: personal belongings : luggage

Examples of traps in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This variation hits your rear delts hard as well as working your traps. Jeff Tomko, Men's Health, 15 June 2022 On that hike with Zimov, bubbles of methane frozen into the ice like stacks of white coins revealed dependable hot spots of lake emissions — and where to deploy her traps. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, 4 June 2022 In addition to jaguars, our camera traps have identified 28 other species of mammals, including ocelots, pumas and black bears. Ganesh Marin, The Conversation, 19 Apr. 2022 Tell us your favorite tourist traps on Twitter — using #TotalSF and tagging @PeterHartlaub and @hknightsf. Total Sf Podcast, San Francisco Chronicle, 8 Apr. 2022 The department is asking residents to work with it on placing the traps to protect both them and the bears. Aya Elamroussi, CNN, 25 Feb. 2022 Ryalls says their experiment controlled for this possibility by placing bright-yellow pan traps within each ring. Jennifer Clare Ball, Wired, 25 Feb. 2022 Guests will also get the chance to set their own booby traps and have a casual meet-and-greet with a real-life tarantula. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 1 Dec. 2021 Against the Knicks for instance, the pair studied power forward Julius Randle’s proficiency at passing out of two-man coverage, then tailored its traps accordingly to close several beats later after Randle had exhausted his outlet options. Julia Poe,, 23 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of traps

1813, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for traps

Middle English trappe caparison — more at trap

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2 Aug 2022

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“Traps.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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