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firetrap

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noun fire·trap \-ˌtrap\

Simple Definition of firetrap

  • : a building that is difficult to get out of and is likely to have a deadly fire

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of firetrap

  1. :  a place (as a building) apt to catch on fire or difficult to escape from in case of fire

Examples of firetrap in a sentence

  1. The factory was a firetrap and dozens of workers died before rescuers could reach them.



1881

First Known Use of firetrap

1881


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