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  1. a trap for capturing a wild animal alive and without injury.
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verb (used with object), live·trapped, live·trap·ping.
  1. to capture (a wild animal) in a livetrap.
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Origin of livetrap

First recorded in 1870–75; live2 + trap1
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British Dictionary definitions for live trap

live trap

  1. a box constructed to trap an animal without injuring it
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verb livetrap -traps, -trapping or -trapped
  1. (tr) to catch (an animal) in such a box
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