Definition of leghold trap in English:

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leghold trap

Pronunciation: /ˈleɡhōld ˌtrap/

noun

A type of trap with a mechanism that catches and holds an animal by one of its legs.
Example sentences
  • This country has banned both fur factory farming and the use of the steel-jawed leghold trap.
  • In 1991, the EU passed Council Regulation 3254 / 91, prohibiting imports of the furs of 13 wild species from countries which still permitted the use of any form of jaw-type leghold trap.
  • Other than nets and common mouse or rat traps, traps designed to capture and hold a mammal by gripping the mammal's body, or body part are prohibited, including steel jaw leghold traps, padded leghold traps, and snares.

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Syllabification: leg·hold trap

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