(on a golf course) a shallow pit partly filled with sand, usually located near a green, and designed to serve as a hazard.
Origin of sand trap
First recorded in 1875–80
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Related Words for sand-trapbeach
Examples from the Web for sand-trap
Historical Examples of sand-trap
He shoved with his right leg and clawed at the bank of the sand-trap.
The heavy particles of dirt settle into what is termed a "sand-trap" at the bottom of the tub.
Chris reeled back, teetered on the edge of nothingness, then went tumbling crazily down into the sand-trap behind.
Limned against the starlight were the wings of a plane, still standing where it had landed beside the sand-trap.
British Dictionary definitions for sand-trap
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Word Origin and History for sand-trap
1838, "device for filtering out impurities," from sand (n.) + trap (n.). As "a golf bunker" from 1906.
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