Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A structure or situation involving imminent risk of death; a place dangerous to life.

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Examples

  • The driver of the vehicle said that it was becoming a death-trap.

    Paul Yeager: Storm Chasers: The Science Is Not Worth the Danger

  • I find out three things this evening: 1. There are worse things than staying with your best friend and her grandmother in a death-trap Chevrolet, weaving or no weaving.

    Glimpse

  • The audience is harangued – as if we were army recruits – on Afghanistan's inhospitable terrain, its death-trap mountains and deserts.

    The Great Game: Afghanistan

  • Nobody had believed it likely, and he had not more than half favored it himself; but it is good, even when the next step may lead into a death-trap, to see one's first opinions confirmed.

    In The Time Of Light

  • A splendid lurking-place, in fact, provided it was never found; Gallantin had found it, and so it had become a death-trap.

    Isabelle

  • I find out three things this evening: 1. There are worse things than staying with your best friend and her grandmother in a death-trap Chevrolet, weaving or no weaving.

    Glimpse

  • Up on the satellite, Batman continues working, sure that his friends are walking into a death-trap!

    Justice League of America #112 - Aug. 1974

  • I can't wait to see how Conan will inadvertently kill all his friends with a quickly jimmied up death-trap. exorcissy

    Marcus Nispel To Direct Conan | /Film

  • Camoed Rambo appears, sets up that crude sprung-loaded, sharp-staked, death-trap - attatched subtley to the traffic light's bole, and as the shoaler passes me I cross myself before fully enjoying the triggered screams and arterial spurting.

    The Indignity of Commuting by Bicycle: Shoals of Idiocy

  • Maybe the NHS wasn't the death-trap I had imagined?

    Daniel Bear: Death By Copay And Relief Abroad

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