Trap (tactic)

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A trap is a device intended to catch an intruder or prey. "Trap" may also refer to the tactic of catching or harming an adversary. Conversely it may also mean a hindrance for change, being caught in a trap.



  • Canary trap, a method for exposing an information leak
  • Chess trap, a move intended to induce the opponent to blunder
  • Honey trap, a form of sting operation in law enforcement
  • Neutral zone trap, a defensive strategy in ice hockey
  • Speed trap, a tactic designed to catch speed limit violators, or a place where such a tactic is commonly used
  • Trap street, an intentionally incorrectly rendered street on a map