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mousetrap

noun

1 mousetrap

A trap for catching mice.

Dutch: muizeval



2 mousetrap

American football A play in which a defensive player is allowed to cross the line of scrimmage and then blocked off as the runner goes through the place the lineman vacated.

synonym: trap play.


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