a section of a road where hidden police, radar, etc., carefully check the speed of motorists and strictly enforce traffic regulations: sometimes characterized by hard-to-see signals, hidden traffic signs, etc.
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- speed skate,
- speed skating,
- speed up,
- speed walking,
Origin of speed trap
First recorded in 1920–25
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a section of road on which the police check the speed of vehicles, often using radar
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