Definition of bottle trap in English:

bottle trap

Pronunciation /ˈbɒtl trap/


  • 1A bottle used as a trap, especially for catching insects.

  • 2A cylindrical or bottle-shaped trap in the waste pipe from a bath, basin, or toilet, typically having a removable cap so that rubbish can be cleaned out of the system.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in People's Magazine. From bottle + trap.