- any scheme or device for tricking a person unawares
- a bomb or mine that is set to be exploded by some action of the intended victim, as when some seemingly harmless object is lifted
See booby trap in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- An explosive device designed to be triggered when an unsuspecting victim touches or disturbs a seemingly harmless object.
- A situation that catches one off guard; a pitfall.
- booˈby-trapˌ (bo͞oˈbē-trăpˌ) verb
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