- a structure, place, or situation where there is imminent risk of death: They escaped from the deathtrap just before it exploded.
Origin of deathtrap
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Examples from the Web for deathtrap
Yet you serve him and all the time have a deathtrap in your den.Old Broadbrim Into the Heart of Australia
Author of "Old Broadbrim"
It did not seem possible that Allison could escape from the deathtrap.A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F.
Rutherford G. Montgomery
Was it possible that face and eyes like those could have led him into a deathtrap!The Danger Trail
James Oliver Curwood
The northern boundary of the Park should be extended northward beyond Gardiner, or else the deathtrap should be moved elsewhere.Our Vanishing Wild Life
William T. Hornaday
The "protected" train had proved a deathtrap, and by the time the line was clear every fourth man was killed or wounded.Real Soldiers of Fortune
Richard Harding Davis