Definition of fire trap in English:

fire trap


  • A building which would be extremely dangerous if a fire should start due to a lack of precautions such as fire exits.

    • ‘The building is a fire trap, and the smoke alarms, which used to go off at all times, now don't work.’
    • ‘For example, even Dublin Corporation, probably the most dynamic local authority in the country, is failing to deal with hundreds of properties which are fire traps.’
    • ‘I have inspected the premises, and have concluded that I reside in an outrageous fire trap.’
    • ‘‘It's a fire trap, always has been,’ Chelsea pronounces.’
    • ‘The old wooden and crowded housing can also become fire traps.’


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