Definition of Tripwire

1. Noun. A cord or wire arranged so that when snagged or pulled by an intruder, it will trigger a detector or trap or a device, such as a land mine. ¹



2. Noun. Any means of detecting intruders. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tripwire

1. a low-placed hidden wire that sets off an alarm or a trap [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tripwire

triptotes
triptyca
triptycas
triptycene
triptycenes
triptych
triptychs
tripudia
tripudiary
tripudiation
tripudiations
tripudium
tripuhyite
tripulant
tripus
tripwire (current term)
tripwires
tripy
triquadrantal
triquark
triquarks
triquetra
triquetrae
triquetral
triquetral bone
triquetral bones
triquetral fracture
triquetrals
triquetras
triquetrous

Literary usage of Tripwire

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1. Deposit Insurance: A Strategy for Reform by Richard L. Fogel (1998)
"... not act decisively on the problems they find because the consequences of those problems have yet to have an adverse financial effect. The first tripwire ..."

2. Landmine Monitor Report 1999: Toward a Mine-free World by International Campaign to Ban Land Mines, International Campaign to Ban Landmines (1999)
"The mine is fired by a firing device or by a tripwire. ... I would not recommend that anyone use the mine against troops or by tripwire "Telephone interview ..."

3. Landmine Monitor Report 2000: Toward a Mine-Free World by International Campaign to Ban Land Mines, International Campaign to Ban Landmines (2000)
"28 The Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs states: "The mine (PD-Mi-PK)... is actuated by pressure of vehicles - by a contact cable, by a tripwire or command ..."

4. Land Mines in Cambodia: The Coward's War, September 1991 by Asia Watch Committee (U.S.), Physicians for Human Rights (U.S.) (1991)
"POMZ-2 Ball-Mine Source: Vietnam Manufacturer: Vietnam State Factories Type: Anti-personnel/fragmentation Initiation: Pressure or tripwire There are two ..."

5. Landmines: Legacy of Conflict: A Manual for Development Workers by Rae McGrath (1998)
"The M18A1 can be fired remotely by electric firing device or by tripwire. ... tripwire: Mines employing this method of activation usually have a protruding ..."

6. Landmine Monitor Report, 2002: Toward a Mine-free World by Human Rights Watch (2002)
"According to a standard reference work, this mine can be used in command-detonation mode, or with a surface laid contact wire, or with a tripwire above the ..."

7. Landmines: A Deadly Legacy by Arms Project (Human Rights Watch), Physicians for Human Rights (U.S.) (1993)
"When a victim applies pressure to the tripwire or steps on the fuze, a small explosive charge projects the mine body upwards from a barrel assembly to a ..."

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