Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who traps animals for their fur.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who makes a business of trapping wild animals, usually such as yield fur, as the marten or sable, mink, otter, beaver, and muskrat.
  • noun A trap-fisher.
  • noun In mining, a boy or girl in a coal-mine who opens the air-doors of the galleries for the passage of the coal-wagons.
  • noun A horse for use in a trap.
  • noun The housing and defensive armor of a horse, especially of a horse caparisoned for a just or tournament: generally in the plural. Compare bard.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who traps animals; one who makes a business of trapping animals for their furs.
  • noun (Mining) A boy who opens and shuts a trapdoor in a gallery or level.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who traps animals; one who makes a business of trapping animals for their furs.
  • noun A boy who opens and shuts a trapdoor in a gallery or level.
  • noun Ornamental covering for a horse. See trapping/caparison.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone who sets traps for animals (usually to obtain their furs)

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • The trapper is depicted getting his foot caught in a trap, and more.

    An Enduring Marriage

  • Yankee trader rounded the Horn, or the first Rocky Mountain trapper thirsted across the "Great American Desert" and trickled down the snowy Sierras to the sun-kissed land.

    FOUR HORSES AND A SAILOR

  • The trapper is depicted getting his foot caught in a trap, and more.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Yankee trader rounded the Horn, or the first Rocky Mountain trapper thirsted across the "Great American Desert" and trickled down the snowy Sierras to the sun-kissed land.

    Four Horses and a Sailor

  • Even here, the white man's history preceded them, for dim tradition says that the Russians once anchored here and hunted sea-otter before the first Yankee trader rounded the Horn, or the first Rocky Mountain trapper thirsted across the "Great American Desert" and trickled down the snowy Sierras to the sun-kissed land.

    Four Horses and a Sailor

  • With here and there a Rocky Mountain trapper or a buckskin - clad scout of the Kit Carson type, in the main they are backwoods farmers.

    The Acorn-Planter

  • With here and there a Rocky Mountain trapper or a buckskin - clad scout of the Kit Carson type, in the main they are backwoods farmers.

    London: The Acorn-Planter

  • An American trapper from the short distance he has to travel is not obliged to transport provisions requires only 1/2 the number of horses and very moderate in his advances.

    Journal of Peter Skene Ogden; Snake Expedition, 1827-1828

  • There's plenty of warm headgear to choose from besides those hats with the goofy ear flaps, known as trapper or trooper hats.

    Fashionable Winter-Hat Options

  • Lykken recalls a trapper and bush pilot from northern Minnesota "who had adventures that made my jaw drop," he says.

    How We Become What We Are

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.