guet-apens

DEFINITIONS OF: guet-apens

n a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned

Synonyms:
piège, piège à gibier
Types:
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piège, piège à hommes
a trap for catching trespassers
souricière
a trap for catching mice
filet, filet à papillons
a trap made of netting to catch fish or birds or insects
fosse, piège, trappe
a trap in the form of a concealed hole
collet, lacs
a trap for birds or small mammals; often has a slip noose
filet de pêche
a net that will enclose fish when it is pulled in
Type of:
appareil, outil
an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

n the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise

Synonyms:
embuscade, piège
Type of:
attaque par surprise
an attack without warning