livetrap

verb live·trap \ ˈlīv-ˌtrap \

Definition of livetrap

transitive verb
:to capture (an animal) in a live trap

First Known Use of livetrap

1944


live trap

noun

Definition of live trap

:a trap for catching an animal alive and uninjured

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First Known Use of live trap

1823


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