leghold trap

noun
leg·​hold trap | \ ˈleg-ˌhōld- How to pronounce leghold trap (audio) \

Definition of leghold trap

: a jawed usually steel trap that is used to hold a wild mammal and operates by springing closed and clamping onto the leg of the animal that steps on it

First Known Use of leghold trap

1941, in the meaning defined above

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