English version

booby trap

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Weapons
booby trapˈbooby trap, booby-trap noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 PMWa hidden bomb that explodes when you touch something else that is connected to it 🔊 He lost both legs in a booby trap bomb blast.2 JOKEa harmless trap that you arrange for someone as a joke —booby-trapped adjective —booby trap verb [transitive]
Examples from the Corpus
booby trap• Detectives want to establish whether Mr Jowett, 43, was killed by a booby trap or in an elaborate suicide.• We must have moved all of a foot and a half before we hit a booby trap.• If it really was a bomb, unzipping the cover would almost certainly trip a booby trap.
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