Something that leads one into a place or situation from which escape is difficult
To gain control of or an advantage over by or as if by trapping
The tarantula, like all its allies, spins no web as a snare but catches its prey by activity and speed of foot.
Spiders which spin no snare are dependent for capturing prey for the most part upon their quickness or powers of lying concealed.
Perhaps the most rudimentary form of snare arose from the spinning of threads round the mouth of the tube to hold it in place.
To the web is attached a trap-line which when drawn taut holds the snare stretched and tight, and when relaxed loosens the whole structure so that the threads fall together.
As on the former occasion, the unfortunate Mamelukes fell into the snare.