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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Trap·pist /ˈtræpɪst/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Trap·pist n.  R. C. Ch. A monk belonging to a branch of the Cistercian Order, which was established by Armand de Rancé in 1660 at the monastery of La Trappe in Normandy.  Extreme austerity characterizes their discipline.  They were introduced permanently into the United States in 1848, and have monasteries in Iowa and Kentucky.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : member of an order of monks noted for austerity and a vow of
          silence [syn: Cistercian]