mousetrap


1mouse·trap

noun \ˈmas-ˌtrap\

: a small trap for catching mice

Full Definition of MOUSETRAP

1
:  a trap for mice
2
:  a stratagem that lures one to defeat or destruction
3
:  trap 2b

First Known Use of MOUSETRAP

15th century

2mousetrap

verb

Definition of MOUSETRAP

transitive verb
:  to snare in or as if in a mousetrap

First Known Use of MOUSETRAP

circa 1864

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