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Princeton's WordNet

  1. land mine, ground-emplaced mine, booby trapnoun

    an explosive mine hidden underground; explodes when stepped on or driven over

  2. pitfall, booby trapnoun

    an unforeseen or unexpected or surprising difficulty

Wiktionary

  1. booby trapnoun

    An antipersonnel device deliberately hidden or disguised as a harmless object

  2. booby trapnoun

    An unforeseen source of danger; a pitfall

  3. Etymology: From booby.

Wikipedia

  1. Booby trap

    A booby trap is a device or setup that is intended to kill, harm or surprise a human or another animal. It is triggered by the presence or actions of the victim and sometimes has some form of bait designed to lure the victim towards it. The trap may be set to act upon trespassers that enter restricted areas, and it can be triggered when the victim performs an action (e.g., opening a door, picking something up, or switching something on). It can also be triggered by vehicles driving along a road, as in the case of improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Booby traps should not be confused with mantraps which are designed to catch a person. Lethal booby traps are often used in warfare, particularly guerrilla warfare, and traps designed to cause injury or pain are also sometimes used by criminals wanting to protect drugs or other illicit property, and by some owners of legal property who wish to protect it from theft. Booby traps which merely cause discomfort or embarrassment are a popular form of practical joke.

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  1. booby trap

    A booby trap is a hidden or concealed device, often with harmful or lethal effects, devised to be triggered by the unsuspecting actions or presence of a person. It is typically used for protection, defense, or sabotage, relying on the element of surprise to cause damage, injury, or death.

Wikidata

  1. Booby trap

    A booby trap is a device or setup that is intended to kill, harm or surprise a person, unknowingly triggered by the presence or actions of the victim. As the word trap implies, they often have some form of bait designed to lure the victim towards it. However, in other cases the device is placed on busy roads or is triggered when the victim performs some type of everyday action e.g. opening a door, picking something up or switching something on. Booby traps should not be confused with mantraps which are designed to catch a person. Lethal booby traps are often used in warfare, particularly guerrilla warfare, and traps designed to cause injury or pain are also sometimes used by criminals wanting to protect drugs or other illicit property, and by some owners of legal property who wish to protect it from theft. Booby traps which merely cause discomfort or embarrassment are a popular form of practical joke.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. booby trap

    An explosive or nonexplosive device or other material, deliberately placed to cause casualties when an apparently harmless object is disturbed or a normally safe act is performed.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of booby trap in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of booby trap in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6


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