Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A stick used in playing the game of trapball.
  • n. A slender leg.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A stick used in playing the game of trapball; hence, fig., a slender leg.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A stick used in the game of trap; an object resembling such a stick.
  • n. The cross-bar connecting the body of a cart with the shafts.

Etymologies

trap +‎ stick (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Well, he was at the top afore you could cry 'trapstick,' and it wasn't long till I was at the top too, and there we found a gate opening into the hill, and a power of lords and ladies waiting to resave Mahoon, who I larned was their king, and who had been away from his kingdom for twenty years, by rason of his being shut up in the box by some great fairy-man.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, December 11, 1841

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