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TRAP

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry.

abbr. for

1 translocon‐associated protein; see translocon.

2 thyroid‐hormone receptor‐associated protein; a multiprotein...

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trap

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 9 words.

shut your trap be silent; stop talking. informal

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Trap

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 27 words.

Slang for the mouth. Hence, ‘shut your trap’, meaning ‘be quiet’.

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Traps

in The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments

January 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 64 words.

Possibly a contraction of ‘trappings’, commonly denoting accessory equipment of a drummer. Traps include woodblocks, cowbells, and other novelty percussion

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Trap

Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates and Peter McClure.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 21 words.

GB frequency 1881: 7 • Main GB location 1881: Middx

English: see Trapp.

Trap, 1881 frequency.

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trap

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 79 words.

noun (also Australian) informal (chiefly in older use) a police officer. around the traps (also Australian) informal in

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trap

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

A system state similar to that caused by an interrupt but synchronous to the system rather than asynchronous as in the case of an interrupt. There are a variety of conditions that can cause...

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trap <i>n</i>

David Crystal.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 5 words.

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sp trap3

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combination trap

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 18 words.

Oil, gas, or water trap combining structural and stratigraphic features. See also structural trap; stratigraphic trap.

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fault trap

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

Structure in which water, oil, or gas may be trapped on one side of a fault plane by an impervious horizon thrown above it by a fault. Compare anticlinal trap; reef trap; stratigraphic...

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combination trap

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

Oil, gas, or water trap combining structural and stratigraphic features. See also structural trap; and stratigraphic trap.

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