Definition of trapping


  • stable gear consisting of a decorated covering for a horse, especially (formerly) for a warhorse. Synonyms: caparison, housing.


  • place in a confining or embarrassing position; "He was trapped in a difficult situation". Synonyms: pin down, trap.
  • catch in or as if in a trap; "The men trap foxes". Synonyms: ensnare, entrap, snare, trammel, trap.
  • hold or catch as if in a trap; "The gaps between the teeth trap food particles". Synonyms: trap.
  • to hold fast or prevent from moving; "The child was pinned under the fallen tree". Synonyms: immobilise, immobilize, pin, trap.

Related words

bard, gin, horsecloth.

Words nearby trapping

strapping, tapping, trappings, tripping, wrapping.

Rhymes with trapping

clapping, flapping, lapping, mapping, napping, strapping, tapping, wrapping.

Start with trapping


End with trapping

entrapping, bootstrapping, unstrapping, livetrapping, strapping, mousetrapping.

More information about trapping

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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • trapping is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 13 points
  • trapping is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 13 points
  • trapping is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 17 points
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