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Meaning of trappings

trap•pings

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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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