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Meaning of PITFALL

Pronunciation:  'pit`fol

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a trap in the form of a concealed hole
  2. [n]  an unforeseen or unexpected difficulty

PITFALL is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: pit
 See Also: difficulty, trap



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pit"fall`\, n.
A pit deceitfully covered to entrap wild beasts or men; a
trap of any kind. --Sir T. North.

Thesaurus Terms
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