trap door


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trap door

Or "trapdoor" 1. back door.

2. trap-door function
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Shakers' | presented by Trap Door Theatre Productions
The trap door, which was just inside the main door of the store, had been present long before Boots took over the building.
Once again, the trap doors failed to open and Lee was finally taken back to his cell.
Attach hinges on the trap door and attach the ladder to the underside of it.
A mature bladder has a built-in trap door that operates on a hair trigger.
The tails of long-tailed rodents occasionally are injured or severed when a sprung trap door comes into contact with them.
12 Trap door Floor passage to the area below the stage
There was a ladder in the room that went up to a trap door, and we'd heard that there was a ghost up there where the light for boats was.
A building engineer first spotted the goldfish (which are now very large) over 10 years ago, and still continues to feed them through a trap door in the basement floor.
The door and partitioned space to the right of it are new additions, replacing a trap door entrance.
Not surprisingly, becoming a super user is relatively easy for individuals experienced in computer operations, because virtually every operating system has a trap door that allows individuals to enter a system and declare themselves the system's manager.
Like trap doors, it is easy to go in one direction (falling through the trap door), but it is very hard to go in the other (climbing out after you've fallen in).