GreenGonzo - The best way to Freecycle!

Meaning of Catrop


GG Dictionary
Definition Finder


There's simply no easier way to freecycle than with GreenGonzo. As an experiment GreenGonzo are testing out their new dictionary facility. If you want to use our freecycling services please visit our main website. If you want to search our dictionary please use the box below.

  • a small, spiked metal object placed on the ground as a threat to horses
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



{ Cal"trop (?), Cal"trap (?), } n. [OE. calketrappe, calletrappe, caltor (in both senses), fr. AS. collræppe, calcetreppe, sort of thistle; cf. F. chaussetrape star thistle, trap, It. calcatreppo, calcatreppolo, star thistle. Perh. from L. calx heel + the same word as E. trap. See 1st Trap.] 1. (Bot.) A genus of herbaceous plants (Tribulus) of the order Zygophylleæ, having a hard several- celled fruit, armed with stout spines, and resembling the military instrument of the same name. The species grow in warm countries, and are often very annoying to cattle.

2. (Mil.) An instrument with four iron points, so disposed that, any three of them being on the ground, the other projects upward. They are scattered on the ground where an enemy's cavalry are to pass, to impede their progress by endangering the horses' feet.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



You arrived here by searching for Catrop
The correct spelling of this word ought to be: Caltrop

Thank you for trying out the GreenGonzo encyclopedia. This is an experimental directory and we cannot explicitly vouch for its accuracy.