One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A trap for catching people, especially trespassers or poachers.
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- ‘From your description, Louis, it sounded more like a mantrap to me.’
- ‘Such tricks can be defeated with turnstiles, mantraps and guards, but those techniques have costs and limitations.’
- ‘Yeah, a mantrap would be considerably larger than an animal trap.’
- ‘You can shoot a rope that springs trappers' mantraps back onto them, drop a boulder onto a thug's head, or push wagons full of powder kegs toward a cabin full of enemies and take out a whole crowd with a single, well placed shot.’
- ‘A common man-trap in modern physical security protocols includes having two sets of doors such that the first set of doors must close before the second set opens.’
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