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 One afternoon, after finishing his work at Trieste’s natural history museum, Colla went down with a headlamp to poke around and set some traps. Eric Boodman, Wired, 29 May 2021 As more brands test different approaches, trends and best practices start to emerge along with traps to avoid. Paul Kirwin, Forbes, 25 May 2021 The researchers set light traps in 12 different locations. Alicia Ault, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 Apr. 2021 Bait or set out traps two weeks after planting and continue throughout the season. oregonlive, 5 Apr. 2021 The department’s vector program set 135 mosquito traps between April and November — with 24 returning positive for the West Nile Virus — and responded to 25 reports about standing water. Anna Caplan, Dallas News, 1 Apr. 2021 Sullivan redialed the Missing Dogs Massachusetts volunteer, who helped distribute flyers and set traps equipped with night cameras in the neighborhoods in which sightings occurred. Cindy Cantrell,, 12 Mar. 2021 The team set up more than 1,000 traps at multiple locations and saw 12 sengis in total, according to the publication. Nicholas Rice,, 18 Aug. 2020 Use yellow sticky traps to monitor for cherry fruit fly. oregonlive, 1 June 2021

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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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15 Jun 2021

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“Traps.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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