Definition of booby trap noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    booby trap

    BrE BrE//ˈbuːbi træp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbuːbi træp//
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  1. 1a hidden bomb that explodes when the object that it is connected to is touched Nobody went near the abandoned car in case it was a booby trap. a booby-trap device containing two kilos of explosives
  2. 2a hidden device that is meant as a joke to surprise somebody, for example an object placed above a door so that it will fall on the first person who opens the door
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