sand trap


noun

(on a golf course) a shallow pit partly filled with sand, usually located near a green, and designed to serve as a hazard.

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Origin of sand trap

First recorded in 1875–80
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Example sentences from the Web for 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
  • 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
  • Chris reeled back, teetered on the edge of nothingness, then went tumbling crazily down into the sand-trap behind.

    Raiders Invisible|Desmond Winter Hall

British Dictionary definitions for sand trap

sand trap

noun

another name (esp US) for bunker (def. 2)
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