rattle-trap

rattletrap

[rat-l-trap]
noun
a shaky, rattling object, as a rickety vehicle.

Origin:
1760–70; rattle1 + trap1

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rattletrap (ˈrætəlˌtræp)
 
n
informal a broken-down old vehicle, esp an old car

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