mantrap

noun
man·​trap | \ ˈman-ˌtrap How to pronounce mantrap (audio) \

Definition of mantrap

: a trap for catching humans : snare

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Maybe razor wire and battlements and mantraps besides. David Migoya, The Denver Post, "What 10 key opinions by Neil Gorsuch say about his judicial mindset," 2 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of mantrap

1726, in the meaning defined above

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