a shaky, rattling object, as a rickety vehicle.

1760–70; rattle1 + trap1

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

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Some rockfish are being caught in the same areas with rattletrap type lures.
For years the ore from these has been worked in an old rattletrap mill, and has produced many thousands of dollars.
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