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n. - (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; A device for catching rodents.

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  • You see, OOL researchers aren't interested in whether their mousetrap is reasonable or not.
  • The spindle holder is called a mousetrap, because it's spring-loaded.
  • I'm guessing it's called a mousetrap because there's a spring that wants to push the piece down.
  • Those of us who have spent much time around a computer know what a 'mousetrap' is. for more
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