livetrap

verb live·trap \ ˈlīv-ˌtrap \
Updated on: 24 Apr 2018

Definition of livetrap

: to capture (an animal) in a live trap

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1944

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live trap

noun

Definition of live trap

: a trap for catching an animal alive and uninjured

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1823

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