pitfall
Pronunciation
  • (British) enPR: pĭtʹfôl, IPA: /ˈpɪtfɔːl/
  • (America) enPR: pĭtʹfäl, IPA: /ˈpɪtfɔl/
Noun

pitfall (plural pitfalls)

  1. (figurative) A potential problem, hazard, or danger that is easily encountered but not immediately obvious.
    Synonyms: trap
    It's usually a simple task, but you should know the pitfalls before you attempt it yourself.
  2. (literal) A type of trap consisting of a concealed hole in the ground: victims fall into the hole and are unable to escape.
  3. (computing) An anti-pattern.
    Synonyms: anti-pattern, dark pattern
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