rattle-trap

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rattle-trap

slang A rickety, broken-down, clunky old motor vehicle. I can't believe he's still driving the same old rattle-trap that he had way back in high school. I've sunk more money in this rattle-trap than the damn thing is even worth.

rattle-trap

n. a rattly (old) car; any rattly vehicle. I hear Ted’s rattle-trap in the driveway.
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"I just kept casting a rattle trap from the fishing pier and changed my retrieve speeds when the bite slowed.
You can use live bait or any of the many artificial lures available--spinners, spoons, rooster tails, rattle traps, you name it.
It seems as though the old rattle traps should get more respect.
Some are rattle traps. Pendulum sights have a maximum effective range from a treestand of roughly 30 yards and a minimum range of roughly five yards.
He stayed in the Dora Canal area and caught his fish on Rattle Traps and wacky worms.
Live bait and lures such as twister jigs, deep-running crank baits and rattle traps are good bets.