noun wen·tle·trap \ˈwen-təl-ˌtrap\

Definition of wentletrap

  1. :  any of a family (Epitoniidae) of marine snails with usually white shells; also :  one of the shells

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Origin and Etymology of wentletrap

Dutch wenteltrap winding stair, from Middle Dutch wendeltrappe, from wendel turning + trappe stairs

First Known Use: 1758

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