Clap"trap` (?), n.

1.

A contrivance for clapping in theaters.

[Obs.]

2.

A trick or device to gain applause; humbug.

 

© Webster 1913.


Clap"trap`, a.

Contrived for the purpose of making a show, or gaining applause; deceptive; unreal.

 

© Webster 1913.

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