man-trap

or man·trap

[ man-trap ]
/ ˈmænˌtræp /

noun

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.

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Origin of man-trap

First recorded in 1765–75
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British Dictionary definitions for mantrap

mantrap
/ (ˈmænˌtræp) /

noun

a snare for catching people, esp trespassers
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