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deathtrap (plural deathtraps)
- 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.
- 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.