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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Thin metal thread used to set off concealed explosives; Thin metal thread that activates a trap, camera, or other device when stepped on or otherwise disturbed

Usage examples (38)
  • No mention that the "tripwire" came when Limbaugh said he hoped Obama fails, four days before Obama was inaugurated.
  • We've spent our whole lives on the 'tripwire' and continue to do so.
  • Also, is anyone else concerned about the "tripwire" idea in regards to purchasing ammo?
  • Schwarzkopf described the phases of commitment: immediate: U.S. "tripwire" presence of a 4,000 soldier for more
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