• WordNet 3.6
    • n entrapment a defense that claims the defendant would not have broken the law if not tricked into doing it by law enforcement officials
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Over 1,600 people in North America have been victims of trunk entrapment (being locked inside of a car trunk)
    • n entrapment The act of entrapping or catching, as in a snare or trap.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Entrapment act of entrapping: the state of being entrapped: Entrap′per
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. entraperen, in, trappe, a trap.


In literature:

It does not entrap the unwary purchaser by pretending to be a first-class article, when at the same time it may be a swindle.
"Scientific American, Volume 40, No. 13, March 29, 1879" by Various
But how should the unfortunate Francesco be entrapped?
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
There was not an Englishman of them all cunning enough to entrap him.
"The Bastonnais" by John Lesperance
He who had come to trap me was himself entrapped.
"Tales of Destiny" by Edmund Mitchell
A quantity of the smoke was entrapped in a glass jar.
"Edison's Conquest of Mars" by Garrett Putman Serviss
They anticipated the expulsion of James II., and were entrapped by their provincial enemies and made political martyrs.
"The Entailed Hat" by George Alfred Townsend
The hint he gave about Essex, makes me apprehend that a project will be laid to entrap the boy.
"The Loyalists, Vol. 1-3" by Jane West
She whom Ashe had named Ynlan, whose eyes had entrapped and almost held what was Ross Murdock, made a small gesture with her ivory hand.
"Key Out of Time" by Andre Alice Norton
Her fertile brain conceived the whole plan to entrap you.
"Cad Metti, The Female Detective Strategist" by Harlan Page Halsey
His were captive, even if entrapped.
"The Young Duke" by Benjamin Disraeli
I, too, know well that from its very birth, dear, Its meshes have entrapped the young and old.
"With the Colors" by Everard Jack Appleton
Daylight only served to make plainer the desperate plight of the entrapped raiders.
"Canada: the Empire of the North" by Agnes C. Laut
We cannot help asking ourselves why the pitcher-plant entraps these insects.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
A quantity of the smoke was entrapped in a glass jar.
"Edison's Conquest of Mars" by Garrett Putnam Serviss
Why have you entrapped me into this place?
"The Old Stone House and Other Stories" by Anna Katharine Green
He had been entrapped by bad advisers, and had fallen into a pit.
"Dr. Wortle's School" by Anthony Trollope
Had all my efforts for the last half-hour been for the purpose of entrapping her into some such avowal?
"The Millionaire Baby" by Anna Katharine Green
From day-to-day, they endeavoured to entrap Toussaint; but he knew it, surrounded as he was by faithful and vigilant friends.
"The Hour and the Man" by Harriet Martineau
I strongly suspected that she was trying to entrap me.
"Gossamer" by George A. Birmingham
I make use of blocks of a peculiar construction, in order both to entrap the worms, and to exclude the moth from my hives.
"Langstroth on the Hive and the Honey-Bee" by L. L. Langstroth

In poetry:

Arnold became his country's foe,
Judas betrayed his Christ;
The Spaniards entrapped Maceo
At manhood's sacrifice.
"Maceo—Cuba's Liberator" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Now FREDDY'S operatic PAS -
Now JOHNNY'S hornpipe seems entrapping:
Now JOHNNY'S skilful "cellar-flapping."
"John and Freddy" by William Schwenck Gilbert
There is something painful and sad to see,
'Twould shock the red man looking for a scalp;
A human body hanging from a tree,
A white man's victim that had been entrap'd.
"Ajax' Soliloquy" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Me, they entrapped . . . cowards! They did not dare
To fight. as brave men do, without disguise,
And face my unleashed rage! The hidden snare
Was their device to win an untamed prize.
"The Prisoner" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
O, London! think on thine amisse,
Which brought this great mishap;
Remember how thou livde in blisse,
And layde in vices lap.
O, now begin, Repent thy sin,
And say it shall no more entrap.
"The Burning Of Paules" by Anonymous British

In news:

Man Rescued From Grain Entrapment in Webster, SD.
Can 'lone wolf' terror suspect claim entrapment .
But translating that into an entrapment defense will not be easy, experts say.
Popular Resort Sued for Entrapment .
The family of an entrapment victim has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Sandals Resorts International and several manufacturers.
Five Types of Entrapment .
Examining the five recognized types of suction entrapment .
Fatal Suction Entrapment Occurs at Resort.
Woman speaks about crash, entrapment and rescue in frigid creek.
Route 78 accident with entrapment reported in Greenwich .
Crews began removing a giant tree Wednesday that had entrapped resdients in a Marion County neighborhood.
Israel's attack on an entrapped population: A 21st century war crime.
A serious accident with entrapment has been reported at the intersection of Bridgeton Pike and Harrison Way in Mantua Township.
Six fire departments in White County, Ill. Are the recipients of a lifesaving device that can be used to rescue workers entrapped in grain.
It works by stopping and/or entrapping flying objects such as glass shards that result from bomb blasts or explosions.

In science:

The depth of the well entrapping the chain is approximately Umin ∼ −(g ln V )2/(4−d) .
Localization of polymers in a finite medium with fixed random obstacles
This could have an effect on the entrapment of the CR in the spirals for a longer time, thereby increasing the CR density contrast.
The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way, Cosmic Rays, and Ice Age Epochs on Earth
These barriers controlled the meeting of the two fluids, as they enclosed bubbles entrapping the alkaline exhalate : an aggregate growing by hydrodynamic inflation.
Magnetism, FeS colloids, and Origins of Life
In our case no external cavity or conventional DFB structures are exploited, being the feedback provided by the random distribution of highly scattering centers between which light is entrapped.
Random laser from engineered nanostructures obtained by surface tension driven lithography
This “wormhole”-like geometry allows for entrapping bulk quasiparticles between the edge path and the tunnel junction, possibly realizing a topologically protected qubit if the quasiparticles have non-Abelian statistics.
"Wormhole" geometry for entrapping topologically-protected qubits in non-Abelian quantum Hall states and probing them with voltage and noise measurements
FIG. 1: A single point-contact pinches a small island out of a FQH liquid, allowing for the entrapment of quasiparticles inside.
"Wormhole" geometry for entrapping topologically-protected qubits in non-Abelian quantum Hall states and probing them with voltage and noise measurements
If the statistics of the quasiparticles are non-Abelian, and their number inside the bounded region is odd, “half ” of a topologically protected qubit is entrapped in the island.
"Wormhole" geometry for entrapping topologically-protected qubits in non-Abelian quantum Hall states and probing them with voltage and noise measurements
Consequently, all holes are entrapped within the barrier/well region.
Graphene tests of Klein phenomena
Holes entrapped within the potential well (barrier) will bounce back and forth an infinitum increasing at each reflection their number.
Graphene tests of Klein phenomena
Gas is entrapped by the magnetosphere magnetic field, in so doing the field is distorted, the open magnetic lines form a toroidal field component.
Spectral study of MWC560. Parameters of the system, the hot source and the jets
The entrapment does not occur when the temperature is close to Tλ , but only at significantly lower temperatures (Bewley, 2006).
The journey of hydrogen to quantized vortex cores
Specifically, we set out to explain how the hydrogen particles form, how they end up in the liquid rather than the gas phase of helium, and why vortices do not entrap them when the temperature is close to Tλ .
The journey of hydrogen to quantized vortex cores
Because experimentally we observe little particle entrapment up to 20 mK below Tλ , it follows that the ability to track vortices is not limited by thermodynamic considerations.
The journey of hydrogen to quantized vortex cores
Tr¨osemeier about the thermodynamics of particle entrapment.
The journey of hydrogen to quantized vortex cores