Stench trap
Stench Stench, n. [AS. stenc a strong smell, fr. stincan. See {Stink}, v. i.] 1. A smell; an odor. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Clouds of savory stench involve the sky. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. An ill smell; an offensive odor; a stink. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

{Stench trap}, a contrivance to prevent stench or foul air from rising from the openings of sewers, drains, etc. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • stench trap — noun : a trap for permitting outflow of sewage but preventing backflow of foul sewer gases * * * stench trap noun A device to prevent the rise of gases in drains • • • Main Entry: ↑stench …   Useful english dictionary

  • stench trap — /ˈstɛntʃ træp/ (say stench trap) noun → trap1 (def. 5) …   Australian English dictionary

  • stench-trap — n. Cesspool, stink trap …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Stench — Stench, n. [AS. stenc a strong smell, fr. stincan. See {Stink}, v. i.] 1. A smell; an odor. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Clouds of savory stench involve the sky. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. An ill smell; an offensive odor; a stink. Cowper. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stench — n. an offensive or foul smell. Phrases and idioms: stench trap a trap in a sewer etc. to prevent the upward passage of gas. Etymology: OE stenc smell f. Gmc, rel. to STINK …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stink trap — Stink Stink, n. [AS. stinc.] A strong, offensive smell; a disgusting odor; a stench. [1913 Webster] {Fire stink}. See under {Fire}. {Stink fire lance}. See under {Lance}. {Stink rat} (Zo[ o]l.), the musk turtle. [Local, U.S.] {Stink shad} (Zo[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Air trap — Air Air ([^a]r), n. [OE. air, eir, F. air, L. a[ e]r, fr. Gr. ah r, air, mist, for a[digamma]hr, fr. root a[digamma] to blow, breathe, probably akin to E. wind. In sense 10 the French has taking a meaning fr. It. aria atmosphere, air, fr. the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bell trap — Bell Bell, n. [AS. belle, fr. bellan to bellow. See {Bellow}.] 1. A hollow metallic vessel, usually shaped somewhat like a cup with a flaring mouth, containing a clapper or tongue, and giving forth a ringing sound on being struck. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stink-trap — n. Cesspool, stench trap …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Fire stink — Stink Stink, n. [AS. stinc.] A strong, offensive smell; a disgusting odor; a stench. [1913 Webster] {Fire stink}. See under {Fire}. {Stink fire lance}. See under {Lance}. {Stink rat} (Zo[ o]l.), the musk turtle. [Local, U.S.] {Stink shad} (Zo[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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