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trip•wire



Pronunciation: (trip'wīur"), [key]
n.
1. a wire used to set off concealed explosives, as one stretched across a footpath to be struck and activated by the foot of an enemy soldier.
2. a wire that activates a trap, camera, or other device when stepped on, tripped on, or otherwise disturbed.

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