booby trap

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booby trap

n. a device set up to be triggered to harm or kill anyone entering the trap, such as a shot gun which will go off if a room is entered, or dynamite which will explode if the ignition key on an auto is turned. If a person sets up such a trap to protect his/her property he/she will be liable for any injury or death even to an unwanted intruder such as a burglar. Setting a booby trap is also a crime.

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TEHRAN (FNA)- A car bomb was detonated in a suburb of Syria's capital Damascus Friday while "terrorists" were booby-trapping it.
WASSIT / Aswat al-Iraq: A plant for booby-trapping cars with explosive charges has been discovered in southern Iraq's Wassit Province on Monday, the Commander of the Province's Rapid Deployment Force (RDP), said.
BAGHDAD / National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) The Ministry of Defense announced the destruction of a laboratory to booby-trapping vehicles, the main headquarters of Daesh and three large warehouses of weapons by Iraqi air strikes north of Tel Afar.
Baquba / National Iraqi News Agency / nina / busted added A security force seized a guest house to Daesh and two cars were prepared for booby-trapping in the north-east of Baquba, capital of Diyala.
BAGHDAD / National Iraqi News Agency / nina / A force of the army found nine plants of booby-trapping and manufacturing rockets in Ramadi island north of the city of Ramadi.
BAGHDAD / National Iraqi News Agency / nina / The Air Force jets destroyed a workshop for booby-trapping and laboratory for shielding vehicles and the headquarters of the Daesh and two guest houses in Anna districts and Al-Qaim western Anbar.