Heligoland trap

noun

Hel·​i·​go·​land trap
ˈheləgōˌland-
: a large funnel-shaped structure of wire mesh opening into a smaller enclosure used for trapping birds (as for banding)

Word History

Etymology

from Heligoland (Helgoland), island in the North sea; from its original use there

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“Heligoland trap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Heligoland%20trap. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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