a trap for capturing a wild animal alive and without injury.

verb (used with object), live·trapped, live·trap·ping.

to capture (a wild animal) in a livetrap.

Origin of livetrap

First recorded in 1870–75; live2 + trap1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for live trap

live trap


a box constructed to trap an animal without injuring it

verb livetrap -traps, -trapping or -trapped

(tr) to catch (an animal) in such a box
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