Definition of death trap in English:

death trap

Syllabification: death trap
(also deathtrap)


A place, structure, or vehicle that is potentially dangerous: the theaters were often death traps
More example sentences
  • The road is a nightmare and a potential death trap with vehicles skidding on the patchwork surface.
  • Any vehicle, trailer or caravan with defective tyres is a potential death trap and we are determined to do all we can to remove them from the roads.
  • The women said the waterlogged park behind their homes was a potential death trap to children in the area.

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