booby trap

booby traps

Definitions of booby trap
  1. noun
    an explosive mine hidden underground; explodes when stepped on or driven over
    synonyms: ground-emplaced mine, land mine
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    bouncing betty
    an antipersonnel land mine
    claymore, claymore mine
    an antipersonnel land mine whose blast is aimed at the oncoming enemy
    type of:
    explosive device that explodes on contact; designed to destroy vehicles or ships or to kill or maim personnel
  2. noun
    an unforeseen or unexpected or surprising difficulty
    synonyms: pitfall
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    a factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result
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