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firetrap

[fahyuh r-trap] /ˈfaɪərˌtræp/
noun
1.
a building that, because of its age, material, structure, or the like, is especially dangerous in case of fire.
2.
(in a building) any arrangement of structural, flooring, and finish members creating concealed passages through which fire can spread to other parts of the building.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; fire + trap1
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British Dictionary definitions for firetrap

firetrap

/ˈfaɪəˌtræp/
noun
1.
a building that would burn easily or one without fire escapes
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