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blackspot

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishblackspotblack‧spot /ˈblækspɒt $ -spɑːt/ noun [countable] British English 🔊 🔊 PROBLEMa place or area where there are more problems than usual 🔊 Arbroath is now the unemployment blackspot of northeast Scotland. 🔊 an accident blackspot (=where there are a lot of road accidents)
Examples from the Corpus
blackspotThe collision was on a town centre route that is fast becoming an accident blackspot.The crash happened at a notorious accident blackspot.A nightmare of wilt and mildew, of fungus and blackspot.All 2,060 workers will go in a town which is already an unemployment blackspot.He believes the council is in danger of giving Darlington a bad image as an unemployment blackspot.He believes some firms could then reject the town as an unemployment blackspot.But North Tyneside, the region's unemployment blackspot would have taken little comfort from such news.unemployment blackspotAll 2,060 workers will go in a town which is already an unemployment blackspot.He believes the council is in danger of giving Darlington a bad image as an unemployment blackspot.He believes some firms could then reject the town as an unemployment blackspot.Cinderford stands in the heart of the forest of dean, an unemployment blackspot.But North Tyneside, the region's unemployment blackspot would have taken little comfort from such news.
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