booby trap

Definition of "booby trap"
  1. A device designed to harm or kill someone when triggered, including situations like entering a rigged room or turning a car's ignition key. It's illegal to set up such a device, even for property protection, and can result in liability for injury or death, even if an intruder is affected
How to use "booby trap" in a sentence
  1. Despite the recent break-ins, setting a booby trap in his store led to a swift arrest.
  2. The homeowner faced severe legal consequences when the booby trap they set injured a delivery person.
  3. After discovering a booby trap in their car, they immediately reported it to the police.

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