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Definition of "mantrap" [man•trap]

  • A trap set to catch trespassers or poachers. (noun)
  • Slang A woman considered dangerously seductive and scheming. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mantrap" in a sentence
  • "The room's tight security includes a biometric "mantrap" or highly sophisticated double door, secured with retinal and fingerprint scanners."
  • "He placed a pencil between the strips and slid it along to the end, between the two jagged steel jaws of the "mantrap", which were each connected to three tiny pistons."
  • "The answer to the acrostic is "mantrap"; the missing rhyme is "mishap.""