man-trap

/man"trap'/, n.
1. an outdoor trap set for humans, as to snare poachers or trespassers.
2. Slang. a woman who is purported to be dangerously seductive or who schemes in her amours; femme fatale.
Also mantrap.
[1765-75]

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