guet-apens

Definitions of guet-apens
  1. n a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned

    Synonyms: piège, piège à gibier
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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
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