Pronunciation: (trap'ingz), [key]
—n. (used with a plural v.)
1. articles of equipment or dress, esp. of an ornamental character.
2. conventional adornment; characteristic signs: trappings of democracy.
3. Sometimes, trapping. an ornamental covering for a horse; caparison.
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