rattletrap

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rat·tle·trap

 (răt′l-trăp′)
n.
A rickety, worn-out vehicle.
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rattletrap

(ˈrætəlˌtræp)
n
informal a broken-down old vehicle, esp an old car
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rat•tle•trap

(ˈræt lˌtræp)

n.
a shaky object, as a rickety vehicle.
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rattletrap

[ˈrætltræp]
A. ADJdesvencijado
B. Narmatoste m
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2 is the door that comes out into that little close alley between the tavern and the old rattle trap of a brick store.
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For pure aesthetics, their plantings include rattle trap, wild ginger, wild geranium, Solomon's seal, rose mallow, cardinal flower, New England aster, wild oats, purple cone flower, stiff switch grass, wild petunia, little blue stem, downy skullcap, wild columbine and many other all-American beauties.