International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
A noose of hair or wire for snaring wild birds alive. There are over half a dozen traps and net devices indicated by different terms in the Bible. The gin was of horse-hair for small birds and wire for larger ones. It is mentioned in
"For he is cast into a net by his own feet.
And he walketh upon the toils.
A gin shall take him by the heel,
And a snare shall lay hold on him,
A noose is hid for him in the ground.
And a trap for him in the way" (