sand trap

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noun
  1. (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
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Related Words for sand-trap

beach

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.

    Raiders Invisible

    Desmond Winter Hall

  • The heavy particles of dirt settle into what is termed a "sand-trap" at the bottom of the tub.

    A Book of Exposition

    Homer Heath Nugent

  • Chris reeled back, teetered on the edge of nothingness, then went tumbling crazily down into the sand-trap behind.

    Raiders Invisible

    Desmond Winter Hall

  • Limned against the starlight were the wings of a plane, still standing where it had landed beside the sand-trap.

    Raiders Invisible

    Desmond Winter Hall


British Dictionary definitions for sand-trap

sand trap

noun
  1. another name (esp US) for bunker (def. 2)
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Word Origin and History for sand-trap
n.

1838, "device for filtering out impurities," from sand (n.) + trap (n.). As "a golf bunker" from 1906.

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