Help support Wordnik by adopting your favorite word!

Definitions

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a wire stretched close to the ground that activates something (a trap or camera or weapon) when tripped over
  • n. a small military force that serves as a first line of defense; if they become engaged in hostilities it will trigger the intervention of stronger military forces

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

Sorry, no example sentences found.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.