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booby trap

[′büb·ē ‚trap]
(ordnance)
An explosive charge such as a mine, grenade, demolition block, shell, or bulk explosive fitted with a detonator and a firing device, and usually concealed and set to explode when an unsuspecting person touches off its firing mechanism by stepping upon, lifting, or moving a harmless-looking object.
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Two men have been arrested on suspicion of setting crude but potentially deadly booby traps on Big Springs Trail in Provo canyon.
Staying alive is the best reason for a Soldier to read and study this history of booby traps.
The story begins with the First World War wherein the Germans rapidly gained the ascendancy in the manufacture and deployment of mines, delay action fuses and booby traps.
POLICE foiled bomb attacks by the Real IRA with the seizure of two booby trap devices in a major undercover operation near the Irish border, it emerged today.
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LITTLEROCK - Sheriff's deputies said they found several thousand dollars' worth of marijuana and growing equipment inside two warehouses protected by booby traps.