Definition of flypaper
: paper coated with a sticky often poisonous substance for killing flies
Recent Examples of flypaper from the Web
If a bat comes in contact with flypaper, its fur and wings can be torn, causing a tremendous amount of pain.
Basically, thirsty beasts would wade in, get stuck flypaper style, start bleating in dismay, and then gangs of local carnivores would rush over to rend them, and the entire rugby scrim would get stuck and die in the sun.
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Definition of flypaper for English Language Learners
: a long piece of sticky paper that is used for catching and killing flies
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