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trapdoor

[′trap‚dȯr]
(building construction)
A hinged, sliding, or lifting door to cover an opening in a roof, ceiling, or floor.
An undocumented entry point into a computer program, which is generally inserted by a programmer to allow discreet access to the program.

Trapdoor

A door that is flush with the surface; located in a floor, roof, or ceiling, or in the stage of a theater.

trapdoor

A door set into a floor, ceiling, or roof.
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HIGH street chain Boots has been fined pounds 10,000 after a 76-year-old pensioner fell down an un-guarded trap-door at one of its shops.
SIX away BGB Southern Premier Division games without a win has played a part in Rugby Town slipping to the fringes of the relegation trap-door and a loss at second bottom Clevedon Town tomorrow would add to the nerves around Butlin Road.
STEVEN TAYLOR grabbed a crucial equaliser, but Newcastle were still pushed closer towards the relegation trap-door by Hull yesterday.
45-70 as its service cartridge in the trap-door Springfield rifle.
A soldier walked over to a rock, lifted it and then found a trap-door and found him in there," he told Reuters.
But with Blackpool just two points clear of the trap-door, manager Grayson said: "We can't look at the table and think we're safe now after beating Yeovil.
An electrical firm has been fined after a pensioner fell through an open trap-door while browsing for a TV.
Further inspection of the charred fourth-floor revealed some above-average Satanic drawings, an ominously-marked mirror which Ed grabbed and loads of inky-black halls and stairways--airless and moon-shadowed with electric skeleton bits hanging from the ceiling and trap-door shafts around every odd angle.
One of the most ingenious wanderers, the trap-door spider, can carve a hole in the ground or an object and hide under a false surface until a victim approaches.