booby trap


booby trap


Definition of BOOBY TRAP

a usually concealed explosive device designed to go off when disturbed <luckily, the bomb squad didn't find any booby traps>
Synonyms mine
a danger or difficulty that is hidden or not easily recognized <he noticed the booby trap in the interviewer's question just a little too late>
Related Words snare, trap, trip wire, web; hazard, peril, risk; bomb, bombshell, kicker, surprise (also surprize); bait, decoy, lure

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