deathtrap

[ deth-trap ]
/ ˈdɛθˌtræp /

noun

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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Origin of deathtrap

First recorded in 1825–35; death + trap1
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British Dictionary definitions for deathtrap

death trap

noun

a building, vehicle, etc, that is considered very unsafe
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