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PITFALL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pitfall mean? 

PITFALL (noun)
  The noun PITFALL has 2 senses:

1. an unforeseen or unexpected or surprising difficulty
2. a trap in the form of a concealed hole

  Familiarity information: PITFALL used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PITFALL (noun)


Sense 1pitfall [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An unforeseen or unexpected or surprising difficulty

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

pitfall; booby trap

Hypernyms ("pitfall" is a kind of...):

difficulty (a factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result)


Sense 2pitfall [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A trap in the form of a concealed hole

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

pitfall; pit

Hypernyms ("pitfall" is a kind of...):

trap (a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned)


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