Definition of pitfall in English:

pitfall

Line breaks: pit|fall
Pronunciation: /ˈpɪtfɔːl
 
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noun

  • 2A covered pit for use as a trap.
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    • Well anyways, it was caught in a trap, a pitfall.
    • If she accidentally stumbled across a trap or a pitfall, she would get out of the mess and warn everyone else of the danger.
    • The summed total of three sampling days for each of the 12 pitfall traps (three traps at four tidal heights) was used for each year in subsequent statistical analyses.

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