mantrap


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man·trap

 (măn′trăp′)
n.
1. A trap set to catch trespassers or poachers.
2. Slang A sexually aggressive woman who has multiple male sexual partners and is considered to be scheming or manipulative.

mantrap

(ˈmænˌtræp)
n
a snare for catching people, esp trespassers
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mantrap - a very attractive or seductive looking womanmantrap - a very attractive or seductive looking woman
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
2.mantrap - a trap for catching trespassersmantrap - a trap for catching trespassers  
trap - a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned
Translations

mantrap

[ˈmæntræp] Ncepo m

mantrap

[ˈmænˌtræp] ntrappola per l'uomo
References in classic literature ?
Always seems to me," said Wemmick, "as if he had set a mantrap and was watching it.
Mantrap, who will ride at any fence which any man in England will take, and who drives her greys in the park, while her mother keeps a huckster's stall in Bath still--even those who are so bold, one might fancy they could face anything dare not face the world without a female friend.
Now, Mrs Varden, regarding the Maypole as a sort of human mantrap, or decoy for husbands; viewing its proprietor, and all who aided and abetted him, in the light of so many poachers among Christian men; and believing, moreover, that the publicans coupled with sinners in Holy Writ were veritable licensed victuallers; was far from being favourably disposed towards her visitor.
A sharper can drive a brisk trade in this world: it is undeniable that there may be a fine career for him, if he will dare consequences; but David was too timid to be a sharper, or venture in any way among the mantraps of the law.
NOTE: Recourse Technologies and ManHunt are trademarks and ManTrap is a registered trademark of Recourse Technologies, Inc.
Access to the exterior door to the network area is controlled by another proximity card reader and keypad; through that door is a mantrap, where employees must enter a PIN and then scan one hand on the hand geometry biometric scanner, Once their hand has been authenticated, they are allowed to access the network center.
Its ManTrap is the industry's leading secure deception system (based on advanced honeypot technology) that provides a realistic and flexible way to identify internal and external security threats.
The reissued THE LEXICON OF LOVE adds a contemporaneous bonus track -- the theme from ABC's 1982 music video collection MANTRAP.
The sally port and mantrap systems will prevent someone from rushing the facility and gaining access while the front gates are open.
The pharmacy staff access the mantrap area by entering a PIN into a keypad located on the outside of the door and swiping their ID/access cards.
Because forget the downside - I'm skint - the upside is that the car is a mantrap.