noun \-ˌtrap\

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

Full Definition of FIRETRAP

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

Examples of FIRETRAP

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

First Known Use of FIRETRAP



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