- solicit the custom of (a person) or for (a thing), esp. Sell (tickets) at a price higher than the official one.
- spy out the movements and condition of racehorses in training. —n. Person who touts, esp. Tickets. [old english, = peep]
clerk n. Us & hist. Official in charge of the records etc. Of a town.
- crier n. = *crier 2.
- gas n. Manufactured gas for domestic and commercial use.
- hall n. Headquarters of local government, with public meeting rooms etc.
- house n. - town residence, esp. Of a person with a house in the country.
- terrace house.
- house in a planned group in a town.
- n. - a densely populated built-up defined area, between a city and a village in size. B densely populated area, esp. As opposed to the country.
- a london or the chief city or town in an area (went up to town). B central business area in a neighbourhood. go to town colloq. Do something with great energy or enthusiasm. On the town colloq. Enjoying night-life in a town. [old english]
- planning n. Planning of the construction and growth of towns. town planner n.
colloq. —n. Traditional jazz. —adj. Traditional. [abbreviation]
n. - (also tramcar) electrically-powered passenger road vehicle running on rails.
- four-wheeled vehicle used in coalmines. [low german and dutch trame beam]
—n. - device, often baited, for catching animals.
- trick betraying a person into speech or an act.
- arrangement to catch an unsuspecting person.
- device for hurling an object, e.g. A clay pigeon, into the air to be shot at.
- compartment from which a greyhound is released at the start of a race.
- device that sends a ball into the air.
- curve in a downpipe etc. That fills with liquid and forms a seal against the return of gases.
- two-wheeled carriage (pony and trap).
- = *trapdoor. 10 slang mouth (esp. Shut one's trap). —v. (-pp-) 1 catch (an animal) in a trap.
- catch or catch out (a person) by means of a trick etc.
- stop and retain in or as in a trap.
- provide (a place) with traps. [old english]
- n. (in full trap-rock) dark-coloured igneous rock. [swedish]
n. - flat board, usu. With a raised rim, for carrying dishes.
- shallow lidless box for papers or small articles, sometimes forming a drawer in a cabinet etc. [old english]