Definition of deathtrap noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈdeθtræp//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdeθtræp//
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a building, vehicle, etc. that is dangerous and could cause somebody’s death The cars blocking the exits could turn this place into a deathtrap. Oil slicks, overhead cables and pollution are all deathtraps for birds.