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Definition of Trapping

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caparison, decorative covering for a horse; (Sports) violation when the player steps on the ball or covers the ball with the body
capture, contain, snare
Trapping Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(p. pr. & vb. n.)
of Trap
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trappings \trap"pings\ (?), n. pl. [from trap to dress with ornaments.]
1. that which serves to trap or adorn; ornaments; dress; superficial decorations. trappings of life, for ornament, not use. these but the trappings and the suits of woe.
2. specifically, ornaments to be put on horses. caparisons and steeds, bases and tinsel trappings.

English Phonetics
WordNet 2.0

1. stable gear consisting of a decorated covering for a horse, especially (formerly) for a warhorse
(synonym) caparison, trappings, housing, housings
(hypernym) stable gear, saddlery, tack
(hyponym) bard

1. a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned
(hypernym) device
(hyponym) flytrap
(part-meronym) bait, decoy, lure
(derivation) entrap, snare, ensnare, trammel
(classification) animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna
2. drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas
(hypernym) drain, drainpipe, waste pipe
3. something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares; "the exam was full of trap questions"; "it was all a snare and delusion"
(synonym) snare
(hypernym) design, plan
(hyponym) iron trap
4. a device to hurl clay pigeons into the air for trapshooters
(hypernym) mechanical device
5. the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise
(synonym) ambush, ambuscade, lying in wait
(hypernym) surprise attack, coup de main
(hyponym) dry-gulching
6. informal terms for the mouth
(synonym) cakehole, hole, maw, yap, gob
(hypernym) mouth, oral cavity, oral fissure, rima oris
7. a light two-wheeled carriage
(hypernym) carriage, equipage, rig
8. a hazard on a golf course
(synonym) bunker, sand trap
(hypernym) hazard
(part-holonym) golf course, golf links, links

1. place in a confining or embarrassing position; "He was trapped in a difficult situation"
(hypernym) confine, detain
(derivation) snare
2. catch in or as if in a trap; "The men trap foxes"
(synonym) entrap, snare, ensnare, trammel
(hypernym) capture, catch
(hyponym) gin
(classification) hunt, hunting
3. hold or catch as if in a trap; "The gaps between the teeth trap food particles"
(hypernym) hold, take hold
4. to hold fast or prevent from moving; "The child was pinned under the fallen tree"
(synonym) pin, immobilize, immobilise
Trapping Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Desktop Publishing Glossary
Compensating for press misregistration by adjusting the artwork of a publication. Modern printing equipment is very accurate; however, since paper stretches, curls, or twists as it passes through the press, it is impossible to print with perfect registration. Misregistration is most visible when there is a visible gap between two overlapping colors and the paper shows through or when two color overlap to produce a third color. To compensate for this, the artwork is modified so that the lighter color is spread, or made slightly larger, or the darker color is choked, or made slightly smaller. If this is done properly, the registration can be slightly off without being noticable.
See Scotts Valley Printing's Trapping FAQ  for more information.
Henry Budgett
Trapping Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Animal trapping, or simply trapping, is the use of a device to remotely catch an animal. Animals may be trapped for a variety of purposes, including food, the fur trade, hunting, pest control, and wildlife management.

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