Definition of mantrap in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmanˌtrap/ /ˈmænˌtræp/

Translate mantrap into Spanish


  • 1A trap for catching people, especially trespassers or poachers.

    ‘You can shoot a rope that springs trappers' mantraps back onto them, drop a boulder onto a thug's head, or push wagons full of powder kegs toward a cabin full of enemies and take out a whole crowd with a single, well placed shot.’
    • ‘Yeah, a mantrap would be considerably larger than an animal trap.’
    • ‘Such tricks can be defeated with turnstiles, mantraps and guards, but those techniques have costs and limitations.’
    • ‘From your description, Louis, it sounded more like a mantrap to me.’
    • ‘A common man-trap in modern physical security protocols includes having two sets of doors such that the first set of doors must close before the second set opens.’
  • 2informal, dated A seductive woman.

    seductress, temptress, siren, femme fatale, enchantress, Delilah, Circe, Lorelei, Mata Hari