Definition of Deathtrap

1. Noun. Any structure that is very unsafe; where people are likely to be killed.

Generic synonyms: Construction, Structure



Definition of Deathtrap

1. Noun. An extremely dangerous location, structure or device. ¹

2. Noun. A plot device where a villain in a story puts a hero in an elaborate dangerous situation for the purposes of attempting a sadistic murder. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Deathtrap

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deathtrap

deathmatching
deathmonger
deathmongers
deathpunk
deathrate
deathray
deathrays
deathrock
deathrocker
deathrockers
deaths
deaths by cop
deathsman
deathsmen
deathtime
deathtrap (current term)
deathtraps
deathward
deathwatch beetle
deathwatch beetles
deathwatches
deathwish
deathwishes
deathworthy
deathy
deauration
deauthorise
deauthorised
deauthorises

Literary usage of Deathtrap

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1. The New York Times Current History (1917)
"Lens Becomes a deathtrap On Sept. 17 Mr. Gibbs recorded later phase of the great fight for Lens: The Canadian and English troops during the five months of ..."

2. The American Historical Review by American Historical Association (1901)
"... in Mississippi, in Georgia,—at Shiloh, at Corinth, at Antietam, at Gettysburg, in the salient at Spottsylvania, in the deathtrap at Petersburg, ..."

3. Adventure Guide to the Alaska Highway by Ed Readicker-Henderson (2001)
"If you know what you're doing, it's the gentlest land in the world, full of things to eat; for the unfamiliar, it's a deathtrap. The prospectors showed up, ..."

4. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1905)
"... also, they may have been necessary, still this does not authorize the construction of a deathtrap or a dangerous contrivance upon the sidewalk of one of ..."

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