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steel trap

noun
1.
a trap for catching animals, consisting of spring-operated steel jaws with sharp projections that clamp shut.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35
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  • Unlike the steel trap, the snare is set above the ground level and not as susceptible to freezing.
  • Turtles may not be taken by shooting with a gun or crossbow, or by use of a spring or steel trap.
  • Likewise, dogs caught in a steel trap set for predators are rarely injured.

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