deathtrap


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death·trap

 (dĕth′trăp′)
n.
1. An unsafe building or other structure.
2. A perilous circumstance or situation.
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deathtrap

(ˈdɛθˌtræp)
n
a building, vehicle, etc, that is considered very unsafe
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death•trap

(ˈdɛθˌtræp)

n.
a structure, place, or situation where there is imminent risk of death.
[1825–35]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deathtrap - any structure that is very unsafe; where people are likely to be killed
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
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Translations

deathtrap

[ˈdeθtræp] N (= place) → lugar m peligroso; (= vehicle) → vehículo m peligroso
this car's a deathtrapeste coche es un peligro or una trampa mortal
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deathtrap

[ˈdɛθˌtræp] ntrappola mortale
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References in classic literature ?
Every few blocks there would be a railroad crossing on the level with the sidewalk, a deathtrap for the unwary; long freight trains would be passing, the cars clanking and crashing together, and Jurgis would pace about waiting, burning up with a fever of impatience.
Here Jonathan interrupted him hotly, "Do you mean to say, Professor Van Helsing, that you would bring Mina, in her sad case and tainted as she is with that devil's illness, right into the jaws of his deathtrap? Not for the world!
The UK Government must act now to stop online retailers selling Whirlpool "deathtrap" faulty tumble dryers or face legislation brought by a campaigning Labour MP.
Abdul Majeed Shah, a member of the Pakistan Labour Federation, said that Duki mines had become a deathtrap for miners.
He said: "My constituents are sick of the A737 being a deathtrap, particularly around the Howwood junction.
APROPOSED canalside housing estate is a return to 'back-toback' homes and could be a 'deathtrap' for children, it has been claimed.
A NEW housing estate is recreating unpopular back-to-backs housing and a canalside 'deathtrap' for children, it has been claimed.
THESE shocking images show the interior of a "deathtrap" flat block found to have a catalogue of fire haz ards and a waste pipe running through the inside of the property.
029 2022 4488 THEATRE Deathtrap Stage and television stars Paul Bradley and Jessie Wallace lead the cast of Deathtrap, a truly satisfying spine-chiller that is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.
An ill-fated confluence of events made the area near the summit of Everest into a deathtrap disaster of legendary proportions.
THE Billingham Players head into the spotlight next week with their latest production - Deathtrap.
Residents described the stretch between Al Khan Interchange and the mall as a deathtrap.