What does the 🪤 Mouse Trap emoji mean
The meaning of this emoji is usually used as a trap used to catch a rat, mouse, or other unwanted rodent. Metaphorically used in emoji form to suggest any kind of entrapment or trap.
This is distinct from other traps which injure or kill upon capture.
The style of trap shown on major platforms has a box held high with a single stick. A wedge of cheese is used to lure a mouse into the box, knocking the stick away and trapping — but not killing — the mouse.