- an unsafe building, vehicle, etc.
- any very dangerous place or situation
- An unsafe building or other structure.
- A perilous circumstance or situation.
- 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.