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A building that can catch fire easily or is difficult to escape from in the event of fire.


(Building) a building that would burn easily or one without fire escapes



a building that, because of its age, material, structure, or the like, is esp. dangerous in case of fire.
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Noun1.firetrap - a building that would be hard to escape from if it were to catch fire
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
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