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Booby trap   /bˈubi træp/   Listen
Booby trap

noun
1.
An explosive mine hidden underground; explodes when stepped on or driven over.  Synonyms: ground-emplaced mine, land mine.
2.
An unforeseen or unexpected or surprising difficulty.  Synonym: pitfall.






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"Booby trap" Quotes from Famous Books



... "Booby trap!" he declared, and cautiously groped around to find out if he had incautiously touched a fine wire. At a radius of his extended arm he found nothing of that nature. Perhaps, after all, a sniper was concealed in the bushes on his left, for ...
— Wilmshurst of the Frontier Force • Percy F. Westerman



Words linked to "Booby trap" :   mine, claymore, bouncing betty, claymore mine, difficulty, ground-emplaced mine



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