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death trap

noun

: a building, vehicle, etc., that is very dangerous and could cause someone's death

Full Definition of DEATH TRAP

:  a structure or situation that is potentially very dangerous to life

Examples of DEATH TRAP

  1. That old elevator is a death trap.
  2. The factory was a death trap with too few exits for the workers to use in case of a fire.

First Known Use of DEATH TRAP

1835

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