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Definition of TRIPWIRES

  • TRIPWIRE, a low-placed hidden wire that sets off an alarm or a trap [n]
  • A wire stretched close to the ground, working a trap, explosion, or alarm when disturbed and serving to detect or prevent people or animals entering an area
  • A comparatively weak military force employed as a first line of defense, engagement with which will trigger the intervention of strong forces
  • TRIPWIRE, a low-placed hidden wire [n]