Origin of tripwire
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Examples from the Web for tripwire
The tripwire for an unfolding plot to take control of the flight would be the transponder, operated by a switch beside the pilots.Who Gagged the Search for MH370?
June 22, 2014
The transponder is really the tripwire for whatever began to unfold on that jet.The Tripwire on Flight 370
March 17, 2014
The emotions of Democrats are on a tripwire, ready to react at the slightest provocation.Is Hillary Ditching Senate Dems?
February 11, 2014
- a wire that activates a trap, mine, etc, when tripped over
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