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a source of danger or difficulty not easily foreseen and avoided

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an explosive mine hidden underground

an unforeseen or unexpected or surprising difficulty

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Outlining a statement of background facts, Duncan Atkinson, prosecuting, said the discs contained US Army field manuals, chapters on explosives, boobytraps, weapons and grenades.
The secondary device was only found when Army bomb disposal experts moved in to examine the first and began a search for boobytraps.
Artillery, tanks and warplanes pounded the district's northern edge, softening the defences and attempting to set off any bombs and boobytraps before troops moved in.
THERE'S some sci-fi suspense but far too much talk as a bunch of prisoners try to make their way out of a high-tech maze dotted with nasty boobytraps like razor wire and acid.
They can't take on the Brits in open battle without being wiped out, so boobytraps and sneak attacks have become their main weapons.
BOMBERS have stepped up their deadly game by planting a device and attaching trip wires to set off other boobytraps inside a police station.
The game is set amidst the backdrop of a fictional, crazed idea of a TV show that pits the driving skills of contestants against each other and the threat of boobytraps, explosions and total wreckage that can either be instigated from you, your opponents or by the show's director.
He was also hailed a hero for defusing eight boobytraps in one day while in Afghanistan.
SICK pranksters are setting up Aids boobytraps in public places, The People can reveal.
One source told the Daily Mirror fertiliser boobytraps are generally rendered less powerful or even useless after three or more days.
In any case, Fritzl had warned his prisoners they would be gassed or electrocuted by boobytraps if they ever tried to get out.
Members of the Parachute Regiment and Gurkhas watched as the painstakingly slow operation got under way along roads and tunnels, feared to be peppered with mines and boobytraps left by the Serb forces.
GANGS running cannabis factories across Britain are putting police lives at risks with deadly boobytraps.