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sand trap

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
1875-1880
1875-80
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • "You certainly can't trust him out of sight in a sand trap," he conceded.

    The Wrong Twin Harry Leon Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for sand trap

sand trap

noun
1.
another name (esp US) for bunker (sense 2)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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