A carriage, especially such as a pheton, dog-cart, commercial sulky, and such like. It is not applied to a gentleman's close carriage. Contraction of trappings (whatever is ?put on,? furniture for horses, decorations, etc.).
?The trap in question was a carriage which the Major had bought for six pounds sterling.? ?
?The traps were packed up as quickly as possible and the party drove away.? ?Daily Telegraph.