Booby-trap

(A). A pitcher of water, book, or something else, balanced gingerly on the top of a door set ajar, so that when the booby or victim is enticed to pass through the door, the pitcher or book falls on him.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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