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A tripwire is a passive triggering mechanism, usually/originally employed for military purposes, although its principle has been used since prehistory for methods of trapping game. Tripwire may refer to: Tripwire, a passive triggering mechanism used for military and trapping purposes. ... Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Trigger may refer to: Trigger, a mechanism to actuate the following devices gun crossbow animal trap Trigger, the cause of an event Triggering the precipitation of a dissolved material in a supersaturated solution Triggering an allergic reaction by exposure to an allergen Trigger, a thought, experience or an event that... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Typically, a wire or cord is attached to some device for detecting or reacting to physical movement. From this basic meaning, several extended and metaphorical uses of the term have developed. A wire is a single, usually cylindrical, elongated strand of drawn metal. ... Look up Cord on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Cord has several meanings: String or Rope Cord Automobile Vibrating cord A measurement of the volume of firewood A power cord or extension cable In electronics, a cable Cord, a former American car marque founded by Errett Lobban Cord. ...

Military usage may designate a tripwire as a wire attached to one or more mines — normally bounding and fragmentation type mines — in order to increase their activation area. Pressure against, or the breaking of, this tripwire will result in activation of the mine fuse. “Minefield” redirects here. ... In an explosive, pyrotechnic device or military munition, a fuse (or fuze) is the part of the device that initiates function. ...

Soldiers sometimes detect the presence of tripwires by spraying the area with Silly String. If the string falls to the ground there are no tripwires. If there is a tripwire, the string will be suspended in the air without pulling the wire. [1][2][3] It is being used by U.S. troops in Iraq for this purpose. Silly String is a childs toy: a flexible, brightly-colored plastic string, which is shot as a stream of liquid from an aerosol can. ...


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  2. ^ not so silly string
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