man-trap

or man·trap

[man-trap]
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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.

Nearby words

  1. man-of-war fish,
  2. man-sized,
  3. man-tailored,
  4. man-to-man,
  5. man-to-man defense,
  6. man-year,
  7. man.,
  8. man. pr.,
  9. mana,
  10. mana motuhake

Origin of man-trap

First recorded in 1765–75

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British Dictionary definitions for mantrap

mantrap

noun

a snare for catching people, esp trespassers
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