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Meaning of Chinese finger trap

Chi'nese fin'ger trap"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a child's toy, consisting of a small cylinder of woven straw or paper into which the forefingers are placed, one in each end: the harder one pulls, the more securely the fingers are held. Also called
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