Definition of Booby trap

1. Noun. An explosive mine hidden underground; explodes when stepped on or driven over.

Exact synonyms: Ground-emplaced Mine, Land Mine
Specialized synonyms: Bouncing Betty, Claymore, Claymore Mine
Generic synonyms: Mine



2. Noun. An unforeseen or unexpected or surprising difficulty.
Exact synonyms: Pitfall
Generic synonyms: Difficulty

Definition of Booby trap

1. Noun. (military) An antipersonnel device deliberately hidden or disguised as a harmless object ¹

2. Noun. (context: by extension) An unforeseen source of danger; a pitfall ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Booby Trap

booboisies
booboo
boobook
boobooks
booboos
boobs
booby
booby-hatch
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booby-trapped
booby-trapping
booby-traps
booby hatch
booby prize
booby prizes
booby trap (current term)
booby traps
boobyish
boobyism
boobyisms
boobytrap
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boobytrapping
boobytraps
boocoo
boocoos
booder
boodie
boodied
boodies

Literary usage of Booby trap

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1. Nature's teachings: human invention anticipated by nature by John George Wood (1877)
"The Schoolboy's "Booby-trap."—Curious Mode of killing Elephants.—The Elephant-spear.—The Hippopotamus-trap of Southern Africa.—The Mangrove and its Seeds. ..."

2. Landmine Monitor Report 1999: Toward a Mine-free World by International Campaign to Ban Land Mines (1999)
"Traction pressure (between 1 kg and 2,5 kg on a straight axis and from 1 kg to 3.5 kg at 45) on the booby-trap tripwire is sufficient to explode this AT ..."

3. Green Light!: Men of the 81st Troop Carrier Squadron Tell Their Story by Martin Wolfe (1989)
"These were used to booby-trap various things by using a no. 8 dynamite cap. The power pilots were our primary target to be booby-trapped. ..."

4. Records Relating to American Prisoners of War and Missing in Action from the edited by Charles E. Schamel (1997)
"Mine and booby trap data consist of number and type of traps, units involved in the booby trap incident, and friendly KIA and WIA in the incident. ..."

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