/ˈrætl̩ˌtræp/ noun, pl -traps [count]
US informal : something (such as a car) that is old, noisy, and not in good condition

Are you still driving that old rattletrap?

— often used before another noun

a rattletrap car/bus

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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