Trap comes from the onomatopoeia tramp. It is a device, device or tactic whose purpose is to catch, detect or bother an intruder. The trap can be both a physical object (such as a cage or a false door) and an intellectual challenge (a puzzle).
The traps arose to help the man in his hunting tasks. Thanks to the development of traps, people can capture animals and use their meat or skins. Currently, traps are also used for scientific purposes (for example, to retain an animal of a certain species and conduct studies).
Animal traps allow, on the other hand, to contribute to pest control. The Mousetrap It is a trap that, from a piece of cheese as bait on a hook, helps eliminate rodents.
There are traps that are meant to hurt or kill human beings. The antipersonnel mines With explosives that are activated when someone steps on them, they are part of these traps.
However, we can not forget that trap, also called a trapdoor, is that door that exists on the floor and allows anyone to access another room in a house that is located on a lower floor. In the same way we can underline that, sometimes, these types of doors are established so that, in a case of gravity, the inhabitants of a house can hide in that area or flee through it and go outside.
It is also necessary to establish the existence of what is known as language traps. These are some games that exist for fun of both children and adults. Specifically among those are the riddles.
At the colloquial level, this term is also used within a colloquial expression. We are referring to "cheating", which is a phrase that attempts to express that, fundamentally in what are gambling, some of the players are not complying with the established rules.
A trap, in another sense, can be a hoax or a sneaky contravention of a law , rule or agreement. Cheating, therefore, is a malicious offense or a ruse that is made to harm or make fun of someone: "Juan cheated: took advantage that the referee did not have good vision of the play to touch the ball with his hand and score a goal", “As the purchase of alcoholic beverages by minors is prohibited, the boys cheat and present forged documents to deceive the merchants”.
Within the artistic field we would have to underline the existence of the movie "The Trap". In the year 1999 was when the premiere of this American production, directed by Jon Amiel and starring Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta Jones. It tells how an insurance agent is ready to recover a work of art and therefore decides to establish contact with a famous thief in a white glove.
Also the singer Nika, framed within the pop-rock genre, has a song entitled "Crystal trap" that saw the light in 2006.