Synonyms containing clap-trap
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klap, n. the noise made by the sudden striking together of two things, as the hands: a burst of sound: a slap.—v.t. to strike together so as to make a noise: to thrust or drive together suddenly: to fasten promptly: to pat with the hand in a friendly manner: to applaud with the hands: to bang: to imprison—e.g. 'to clap one in prison.'—v.i. to strike the hands together: to strike together with noise: to applaud:—pr.p. clap′ping; pa.p. clapped.—ns. Clap′-board, a thin board used in covering wooden houses; Clap′-bread, a kind of hard-baked oatmeal cake; Clap′-dish (same as Clack-dish); Clap′-net, a kind of net which is made to clap together suddenly by pulling a string; Clap′per, one who claps: that which claps, as the tongue of a bell: a glib tongue.—v.t. Clap′per-claw, to claw or scratch: (Shak.) to scold.—ns. Clap′ping, noise of striking: applause; Clap′-sill, the bottom part of the frame on which lock-gates shut—called also Lock-sill; Clap′trap (Shak.), a trick to gain applause: flashy display: empty words; Claptrap′pery.—adj. Claptrap′pish.—Clap eyes on, to see; Clap hands (Shak.), to make an agreement; Clap hold of, to seize roughly; Clap up (Shak.), to conclude suddenly. [Ice. klappa, to pat; Dut. and Ger. klappen.]
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trap, n. an instrument for snaring animals: an ambush: a stratagem: a contrivance for hindering the passage of foul air from a waste-pipe, &c.: a trap-door: any rickety structure: a carriage, a vehicle: (slang) a policeman.—v.t. to catch in a trap:—pr.p. trap′ping; pa.t. and pa.p. trapped.—ns. Trap′-ball, an old game played with a ball or bat and trap; Trap′-door, a door in a floor shutting like the catch of a trap; Trap′-fall, a trap-door which gives way beneath the feet; Trap′per, one who traps animals for their fur, &c.; Trap′piness, the state of being trappy or unsafe; Trap′ping; Trap′-stair, a stair or kind of ladder surmounted by a trap-door.—adj. Trap′py, treacherous. [A.S. træppe; cog. with Old High Ger. trapa, a snare (whence Fr. trappe, by which the Eng. word has been modified).]
— Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
An ion trap is a combination of electric or magnetic fields that captures ions in a region of a vacuum system or tube. Ion traps have a number of scientific uses such as mass spectrometery and trapping ions while the ion's quantum state is manipulated. The two most common types of ion traps are the Penning trap and the Paul trap. When using ion traps for scientific studies of quantum state manipulation, the Paul trap is most often used. This work may lead to a trapped ion quantum computer and has already been used to create the world's most accurate atomic clocks. An ion trap mass spectrometer may incorporate a Penning trap, Paul trap or the Kingdon trap. The Orbitrap, introduced in 2005, is based on the Kingdon trap. Other types of mass spectrometers may also use a linear quadrupole ion trap as a selective mass filter. In an electron gun, an ion trap may be implemented above the cathode to prevent its degradation by positive ions accelerated backward by the fields intended to pull electrons away from the cathode.
The clap skate is a type of ice skate used in speed skating. Unlike in traditional skates where the blade is rigidly fixed to the boot, clap skates have the blade attached to the boot by a hinge at the front. This allows the blade to remain in contact with the ice longer, as the ankle can now be extended toward the end of the stroke, as well as for more natural movement, thereby distributing the energy of the leg more effectively and efficiently. Clap skates were developed at the Faculty of Human Movement Sciences of the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam, led by Gerrit Jan van Ingen Schenau, although the idea of a clap skate is much older; designs dating from around 1900 are known. The clap skate was used first in the 1984/1985 skating season. It was, however, not until the late 1990s that the idea was taken seriously. In the 1996/1997 season, the Dutch women's team started using the skates with great success. The rest of the skating world soon followed suit, causing a torrent of world records to be broken in the following seasons, including the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.
Ektal or Ektaal is a tala in Indian music. It is commonly used in classical music like kheyal, and semi-classical forms like Rabindra Sangeet. In ektal the 12 matras are divided into 6 vibhags of two matras each. The form of Ektal is as follows: clap,tap,wave,tap,clap,tap,wave,tap,clap,tap,clap,tap × It has a characteristic pattern of bols (theka) which goes as follows:
tra-pē′zi-um, n. a plane figure having four unequal sides, no two of which are parallel: one of the wrist-bones—also Trapēze′:—pl. Trapē′zia, Trapē′ziums.—n. Trapēze′, a swing of one or more cross-bars used in gymnastic exercises.—adjs. Trapē′zian, having opposed trapeziform faces; Trapē′ziform, having the form of a trapeze.—n. Trap′ezoid (also Trapē′zoid), a plane four-sided figure like a trapezium, having two of its opposite sides parallel.—adj. Trapezoid′al, having the form of a trapezoid. [Gr. trapezion dim. of trapeza, a table; from tetra, four, pous, podos, a foot.]
— Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
Trap House is the debut studio album by the Atlanta based rapper Gucci Mane, released on May 24, 2005, via Tommy Boy Entertainment, now known as Big Cat Records A clean version of Trap House was released, which included eight fewer songs. The Songs Icy, Money Don't Matter, Go Head, Trap House and That's All were Released On Vinyl in 2005. Icy, Go Head, Trap House and Money Don't Matter also received Radio Airplay. Trap House is seen as one of the noteworthy influences contributing to the 'trap' movement within Electronic Dance Music.
The order to lay hold of any rope, in order to haul upon it. Also, to "Clap on the stoppers before the bitts," i.e. fasten the stoppers; or, "Clap on the cat-fall," i.e. lay hold of the cat-fall.--To clap a stopper over all, to stop a thing effectually; to clap on the stopper before the bitts next to the manger or hawse-hole; to order silence.--To clap in irons, to order an offender into the bilboes.--To clap on canvas, to make more sail.
— Dictionary of Nautical Terms
to provide with a trap; as, to trap a drain; to trap a sewer pipe. See 4th Trap, 5
— Webster Dictionary
trap, n. a term loosely applied to many rocks of volcanic origin, so called because lying often in steps or terraces.—adjs. Trap′pēan, Trap′pous, Trap′py.—ns. Trap′-tū′fa, -tuff, a variety of tufa consisting of the detrital matter of trap-rock. [Sw. trapp—trappa, a stair.]
— Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
A bus trap is a metal grate placed over a ditch or depression in the road with tines are spaced far enough apart that small-diameter-wheeled vehicles fall in between the tines but close enough that larger-diameter-wheeled vehicles, such as buses, may pass. Different versions exist for restricting access. The tines cross the path of the road, not parallel with the road direction. Small-wheeled vehicles "bottom out" in between the tines, preventing the vehicle from continuing over the obstacle. However, there are now many vehicles on sale which are wide enough to navigate bus traps effectively; many luxury cars, SUVs and performance cars with their wide bodies and thick tyres can get through the bus trap without 'bottoming out'. Because of this, many cities are favouring other means of keeping cars out of bus-only areas, such as heavy fines backed up with camera enforcement, or radio-controlled gates or bollards. ⁕ Bus trap at Hillerød, Denmark ⁕ Bus trap at Hillerød, Denmark ⁕ Bus trap at Hillerød, Denmark
A fish trap is a trap used for fishing. Fish traps may have the form of a fishing weir or a lobster trap. A typical trap might consist of a frame of thick steel wire in the shape of a heart, with chicken wire stretched around it. The mesh wraps around the frame and then tapers into the inside of the trap. When a fish swims inside through this opening, it cannot get out, as the chicken wire opening bends back into its original narrowness. In earlier times, traps were constructed of wood and fibre.
A clap is the percussive sound made by striking together two flat surfaces, as in the body parts of humans or animals. Humans clap with the palms of their hands, often quickly and repeatedly to express appreciation or approval, but also in rhythm to match the sounds in music and dance. Some people slap the back of one hand into the palm of the other hand to signify urgency or enthusiasm. This act may be considered uncouth by others. Clapping is used as a percussion element in many forms of music. One example is in gospel music. In flamenco and sevillanas, two Spanish musical genres, clapping often sets the rhythm and is an integral part of the songs. A sampled or synthesized clap is also a staple of electronic and pop music.
Trap is a style of hip hop music that was developed in the late 1990s to early 2000s in the Southern United States. It is typified by sub-divided hi-hats, heavy, sub-bass layered kick drums in the style of the Roland TR-808 drum machine, typically in half time syncopated rhythms, layered with drones expressed by muted or slightly muted abstract or orchestral synthesizers and an overall melancholy to dark ambience and lyrical content. The term "trap" referred to places where drug deals take place. In the 2010s, artists crossbred trap with dubstep to create trap EDM.
Not quite. Traps, at least by my definition, are never gay; this is because there is a difference between a trap and a man in drag. A trap to me is defined as a man who dresses in feminine clothing and wears makeup and hair rather like one, to the point that - and this is the important part - they are immediately passable as completely normal women to anyone who does not yet know their true sexuality (futa are not gay for the exact same reason). Hideri from Blend S is exemplary. However, once it can be sussed out by their appearance (usually bone structure) that they are men, that’s where they stop being traps and start being gay - you are attracted to something you actually know is a man, unlike with traps where you like them because they at least seem female. It cannot be gay to like feminine men because they are feminine. Therefore, a trap is never gay because they are sufficiently feminine.
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