American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A hinged or sliding door in a floor, roof, or ceiling.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In mining, a door designed to direct air-currents in ventilating systems, or to prevent, surface wind from deranging the normal direction of air-currents.
- n. A door in a floor or roof which when shut is flush, or nearly so, with what surrounds it.
- n. A hinged or sliding door set into a floor or ceiling.
- n. theater Such a trap set into the floor of a stage to allow fast exits and entrances.
- n. computing A secret method of obtaining access to a program or online system; a backdoor.
- n. mathematics, cryptography The special information that permits the inverse of a trapdoor function to be easily computed.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Arch.) A lifting or sliding door covering an opening in a roof or floor.
- n. (Mining) A door in a level for regulating the ventilating current; -- called also
- n. a hinged or sliding door in a floor or ceiling
- trap + door (Wiktionary)
“Beneath the trapdoor was a ladder, which descended four meters to a landing at the top of a narrow stairwell.”
“Under the trapdoor was a space two feet on either side, containing the ashes of some finery, and a black tin box.”
“Renegade334: I heard about this totally robust hack of Phates I mean totally and I saw him online and I asked him about it only he just dissed me. then Weird stuff started happening after that and I heard about this script he wrote called trapdoor and now Im totally paranoyd.”
“GOODMAN: Thank you Mr Chair, this is a so-called trapdoor amendment I guess, um, and in a somewhat exhaustive search, first of all the courts presume that um that ah that sections of bills are severable apart from one another.”
“The team used what is called a trapdoor function, which is generated by quasigroup string transformations based on multivariate quadratic quasigroups.”
“Now, 'trapdoor' in the computer world means a hole built into a security system that lets the software designers get back inside to fix problems without needing a passcode.”
“One of her new ads compares the economy under President Bush to a "trapdoor," similar to a spot she used before Super Tuesday that used a falling skydiver as an economic metaphor.”
“This is simply a metal plate-a kind of trapdoor-built into the floor of the living room fireplace above a deep, bricklined pit.”
“As the result of this study, I concluded that SKIPJACK does not contain any "trapdoor" and is not vulnerable to any short-cut method of attack.”
“Assuming of course that there’d be a convenient trapdoor aka Lost with a supply of coffee and chocolate hob-nobs.”
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List of words that contain the letter string *trap*. Some are obvious and apparent, such as trapezoid, while others are a bit less apparent, such as contrapuntist, ultraphysical, and intraperitoneal.
Words that connote making an exit, places to exit, means to an exit.
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Off the straight and narrow; less than straight arrow.
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