deathtrap

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deathtrap (plural deathtraps)

  1. An extremely dangerous location, structure or device.
    Route 9 is a deathtrap, they should at least put up guard rails.
    Dude, your car is a deathtrap! Get the brakes AND the steering fixed.
  2. 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.