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black spot

noun [C usually singular] uk   UK us  
a place on a road that is considered to be dangerous because several accidents have happened there: This corner is an accident black spot. a place where something is very bad: an unemployment black spot
Translations of “black spot”
in Chinese (Traditional) 交通黑點, 易發生交通事故地段, 不景氣的地區…
in Chinese (Simplified) 交通事故多发地段, 不景气的地区, 困难地区…
(Definition of black spot from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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