1. a hidden bomb or mine so placed that it will be set off by an unsuspecting person through such means as moving an apparently harmless object.
2. any hidden trap set for an unsuspecting person.
Pronunciation: (bOO'bē trap"), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/booby-trap.html on line 85 [key]
—v.t., -trapped, -trap•ping.
to set with or as if with a booby trap; attach a booby trap to or in.
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