[ deth-trap ]
/ ˈdɛθˌtræp /
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a structure, place, or situation where there is imminent risk of death: They escaped from the deathtrap just before it exploded.
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How to use deathtrap in a sentence
I recognized several of the camps where the Dales and Ward had halted when the brute was leading them into the death-trap.A Virginia Scout|Hugh Pendexter
It was a death trap that any experienced mountaineer would recognize at a glance.Rescue Dog of the High Pass|James Arthur Kjelgaard
As long as we held to our fundamental assumption—that Davies had been decoyed into a death-trap in September—it explained nothing.The Riddle of the Sands|Erskine Childers
They were only allowed to remain south of the Marne long enough for Foch to convert these river crossings into a death-trap.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
Then the enemy began to shell the second line, and Zouave Wood became a death-trap.The Childrens' Story of the War, Volume 4 (of 10)|James Edward Parrott
British Dictionary definitions for deathtrap
a building, vehicle, etc, that is considered very unsafe
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