sand trap

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  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

Words Nearby sand trap Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sand trap in a sentence

  • For Perseverance, that means it can jet up to four tenths of a mile as it scouts for a particular spot away from slippery slopes, treacherous boulder fields, or sticky sand traps.

  • But if they all pick up the broadcast that this is where to get a free ride home, I'll have just another sand trap here.

    Fee of the Frontier | Horace Brown Fyfe
  • They drove, and again Merle lectured upon the three reasons why his ball came to rest in a sand trap that flanked the fairway.

    The Wrong Twin | Harry Leon Wilson
  • Sure enough, when we reached the summit there was the caddie, a mournful statue on the edge of the sand trap.

    Fore! | Charles Emmett Van Loan
  • It was that crooked bound which broke all our hearts; for we knew that, barring a miracle, our man was in the sand trap.

    Fore! | Charles Emmett Van Loan
  • To the left, and out of sight from the tee, is a wide sand trap, with the father of all bunkers at its far edge.

    Fore! | Charles Emmett Van Loan

British Dictionary definitions for sand trap

sand trap

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

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