flytrap

[flahy-trap]
noun
1.
any of various plants that entrap insects, especially Venus's-flytrap.
2.
a trap for flies.

Origin:
1765–75; fly2 + trap1

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flytrap (ˈflaɪˌtræp)
 
n
1.  any of various insectivorous plants, esp Venus's flytrap
2.  a device for catching flies

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firewall machine

n. A dedicated gateway machine with special security precautions on it, used to service outside network connections and dial-in lines. The idea is to protect a cluster of more loosely administered machines hidden behind it from {cracker}s. The typical firewall is an inexpensive micro-based Unix box kept clean of critical data, with a bunch of modems and public network ports on it but just one carefully watched connection back to the rest of the cluster. The special precautions may include threat monitoring, callback, and even a complete {iron box} keyable to particular incoming IDs or activity patterns. Syn. {flytrap}, {Venus flytrap}.

[When first coined in the mid-1980s this term was pure jargon. Now (1999) it is techspeak, and has been retained only as an example of uptake --ESR]

flytrap

n. [rare] See firewall machine.
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Example sentences
When a fly or spider lands on a flytrap's leaf, the stimulus triggers the leaf to rapidly swell with extra water.
In a feasibility study a walk through flytrap was tested for the management of horn fly.
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