livetrap

verb
live·​trap | \ ˈlīv-ˌtrap How to pronounce livetrap (audio) \
livetrapped; livetrapping; livetraps

Definition of livetrap

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to capture (an animal) in a live trap

live trap

noun

Definition of live trap (Entry 2 of 2)

: a trap for catching an animal alive and uninjured

Examples of livetrap in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Pamela placed a live trap in that area with her scent, hoping to attract him. cleveland, 30 May 2022 Foster said a live trap was found by the river at one point. Ian James, The Arizona Republic, 9 Apr. 2021 There's one thing the village could use, though, and that's live traps. Shady Grove Oliver, Anchorage Daily News, 6 Mar. 2020 Once, the rat was caught in a live trap but somehow escaped. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, 2 July 2019 Breaking out a window or sending down window cleaners would have been too risky, Ms. Donnelly-Coyne said, so officials baited live traps with cat food and placed them on the roof. Matthew Haag, New York Times, 13 June 2018 Animal control workers did set live traps on the tower's roof, believing that would be the safest option for capture, MPR reports. Ashley May, USA TODAY, 13 June 2018 Biologists have had live traps set in the woods near the end of Hiland Road since Wednesday, the same day a volunteer searcher was injured by a brown bear while searching for missing hiker Michael Soltis. Matt Tunseth, Anchorage Daily News, 26 June 2018 Now, the world is waiting to find out if the raccoon found the live trap at the top of the building. Ashley May, USA TODAY, 13 June 2018 See More

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First Known Use of livetrap

Verb

1944, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1823, in the meaning defined above

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“Livetrap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/livetrap. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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