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Definition of "deathtrap" [deathtrap]

  • An unsafe building or other structure. (noun)
  • A perilous circumstance or situation. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "deathtrap" in a sentence
  • "A through ticket by way of Nicaragua also cost less and, perhaps as important as everything else, Nicaragua was not known as a deathtrap."
  • "Kans., is known as a deathtrap for shock absorbers, while the pockmarked I-5 south of"
  • "They blamed "deathtrap" used cars (whose only real threat, of course, was to prices of new cars)."