death trap


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death trap

n
1. a building, vehicle, etc, that is considered very unsafe
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The level above was a stretch of common turf on which the tracks of the fated car were plowed plainly enough; but the brink of it was broken as with rocky teeth; broken boulders of all shapes and sizes lay near the edge; it was almost incredible that any one could have deliberately driven into such a death trap, especially in broad daylight.
Speaking to M AIL T ODAY , a senior police officer of South district said: " The entry in the restaurant is so narrow that it will be a death trap in case of fire.
Death trap Why is this potholed nightmare still the main road to England?
In rainy season these nullah go furious and turn into death trap for the residents of the areas on both sides of the road being uncovered, said a group of traders.
The worksite has become a death trap because hardly a day goes by without the loss of human lives.
Emergency Bikers (Five, Thursday, 8pm) * FOR every person who has claimed that the humble motorbike is a death trap in waiting, there is likely to be 10 more who will vouch for that fact that it actually saved their life.
Cyclists travelling from this area towards Abergwyngregyn and Llanfairfechan are directed along the Sustrans N5 cycle route which, owing to its geographical nature and regrettable volume of traffic, is a potential death trap.
A death trap is a stipulation that provides a class with a reward for voting in favor of a plan, such as warrants for the newly formed company, but with no such distribution if it votes against a plan.
BOSSES of a used car dealership have been fined a total of pounds 4,000 after undercover officers caught them selling a death trap vehicle.
RSPCA chief veterinary adviser Mark Evans said: "A hot car can be a death trap for dogs, it is as simple as that.
It's a potential death trap," he added, most unreasonably, although I feel the death-trap line was an attempt at humour.
There is only the one way out - so it's a death trap.