- an outdoor trap set for humans, as to snare poachers or trespassers.
- Slang. a woman who is purported to be dangerously seductive or who schemes in her amours; femme fatale.
Origin of man-trap
First recorded in 1765–75
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Examples from the Web for man-trap
Doggone it, a bachelor never has any such a man-trap around in a fellow's road.Chip, of the Flying U
B. M. Bower
"You got me out of that man-trap of yours," Jerry continued.
The man-trap which he had set would not now fail through Dea's obstinacy."Unto Caesar"
Baroness Emmuska Orczy
Old Fulcher had not got far into the car before he put his foot into a man-trap.The Romany Rye
You might both have got ten years for fixing a man-trap, to wit, a lethal engine.Number Seventeen