Definition of "rattletrap" [rat•tle•trap]

  • A rickety, worn-out vehicle. (noun)

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Use "rattletrap" in a sentence
  • "It must reward them, or their children would not be able to go to school, nor would so many of them be able to drive by in rattletrap, second-hand buggies or in stout light wagons."
  • "I just wonder what kind of rattletrap duct-taped mayhem is disguised under a smooth oxymoron like "collective intelligence.""
  • "I packed up my belongings and steered onto I-5 in my rattletrap '91 Honda Accord to return to L.A. to celebrate."