firetrap firetrap

Definition(s):

  • (n) a building that would be hard to escape from if it were to catch fire

Usage(s):

  1. The ship was a firetrap.
  2. Then he acquired the Sequoia, switched to the Potomac in 1936 after the Navy condemned the Sequoia as a firetrap.
  3. She was unable to pay for modernizing her House of Hospitality, a haven and a source of food to the derelicts of Manhattan's Bowery but a firetrap to Manhattan's Fire Department.

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  • "Unless one concludes that suddenly the Delta Queen has become a dangerous firetrap, which was not the case for the last 40 years, obviously, then, something else is at work here and I think its pretty clear what that is," says Mr. Chabot.
    on Oct 23, 2008 By: Steve Chabot Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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