Heligoland trap

noun Hel·i·go·land trap \ˈheləgōˌland-\

Definition of Heligoland trap

  1. :  a large funnel-shaped structure of wire mesh opening into a smaller enclosure used for trapping birds (as for banding)

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Origin and Etymology of heligoland trap

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


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