Definition of Steel trap

1. Noun. An acute intelligence (an analogy based on the well-known sharpness of steel traps). "A mind like a steel trap"

Generic synonyms: Acuity, Acuteness, Keenness, Sharpness



2. Noun. A trap made of steel with a strong spring and sharp toothlike projections to hold the prey.
Generic synonyms: Trap

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Steel Trap

steel gray
steel guitar
steel guitars
steel industry
steel magnolia
steel mill
steel oneself
steel oneself against
steel onself for
steel pan orchestra
steel plant
steel plate
steel production
steel rim
steel rims
steel trap (current term)
steel wheel
steel wheels
steel wool
steelbow
steelbows
steeld
steeled
steeler
steelers
steelhead
steelheads
steelie
steelier
steelies

Literary usage of Steel trap

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1. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic (1900)
"She 's as smart as a steel trap, — that woman is, — and if she took the notion, I believe she could help get us a better place. ..."

2. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic (1896)
"She 's as smart as a steel trap, — that woman is, — and if she took the notion, 1 believe she could help get us a better place. ..."

3. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic (1896)
"She 's as smart as a steel trap, — that woman is, — and if she took the notion, 1 believe she could help get us a better place. ..."

4. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"Smart as a steel trap. Exceedingly quick and ready. 1830 A feller with an eye like a hawk, and quick as a steel trap for a trade.—' Major Jack Downing,' p. ..."

5. The Game Birds and Wild Fowl of Sweden and Norway: With an Account of the by Llewelyn Lloyd (1867)
"The Steel-Trap. lakes and rivers of Scandinavia swarm with aquatic birds of one kind or another. Many different species bred in the vicinity of ..."

6. The American Beaver and His Works by Lewis Henry Morgan (1868)
"... steel trap—Trapping Season—Trapping at the Dam— At the Lodge—Traps sprung—Whether the Beaver when caught bites off his Leg—Trapping under the ..."

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