Definition of Rattletrap

1. n. Any machine or vehicle that does not run smoothly.



Definition of Rattletrap

1. Adjective. Mechanically unreliable or in disrepair. ¹

2. Noun. A mechanical device, particularly an automobile, that is worn out, run down, or mechanically unreliable as indicated by noises it makes in operation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rattletrap

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rattletrap

rattlepated
rattlepates
rattler
rattlers
rattles
rattlesnake's master
rattlesnake bite
rattlesnake fern
rattlesnake master
rattlesnake orchid
rattlesnake plantain
rattlesnake root
rattlesnake weed
rattlesnakes
rattletrap (current term)
rattletraps
rattleweed
rattleweeds
rattlewings
rattlewort
rattlier
rattliest
rattlin
rattline
rattlines
rattling
rattling(a)
rattlingly
rattlings

Literary usage of Rattletrap

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1. The Red Dragon: The National Magazine of Wales edited by Charles Wilkins, James Harris (1883)
"Well, one day a certain Mr. Richard rattletrap, a well- known rake, ... But unfortunately for the rattletrap interest the case had been placed in the hands ..."

2. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1902)
"rattletrap, subs, (common).—i. The mouth ; hence (2) a chatterbox : see RATTLE ... A rattletrap ! The quintain that she had put up with so much anxious care ..."

3. Suomalais-englantilainen sanakirja by Severi Alanne (1919)
"... tuoli~ rickety old chair; uuni— rickety old stove] ; rattling old . . , rattletrap of a . ... piano— rattling old piano, rattletrap of a piano]. ..."

4. Suomalais-englantilainen sanakirja by Severi Alanne (1919)
"[eslin. fuo/i— rickety old chair; uuni~ rickety old stove] ; rattling old . . , rattletrap of a . . [cslm. piano— rattling old piano, rattletrap of a ..."

5. Suomalais-englantilainen sanakirja by Severi Alanne (1919)
"... rickety old chair; u,,ni~ rickety old stove] ; rattling old . . , rattletrap of a . . [esim. piano- rattling old piano, rattletrap of a piano]. ..."

6. A Supplementary English Glossary by Thomas Lewis Owen Davies (1881)
"—Sir J. Sempill, Sacrilege sacredly handled rattletrap, a contemptuous term ... Л rattletrap! The quintain that she had put up with so much anxious care . ..."

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