trip wire

[ trip-wahyuh r ]SEE DEFINITION OF trip wire
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He knelt down beside the menacing box of explosives and quickly disconnected the trip wire, throwing the box to one side.

If we'd hit a trip wire or something similar, the dynamite would have gone off right then.

Wire may be used as a high or low entanglement or as a fence or trip wire or concealed obstacle.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR TRIP WIRE

booby trap

nounconcealed trap
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