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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
1875-1880
1875-80
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British Dictionary definitions for sand-trap

sand trap

noun
1.
another name (esp US) for bunker (sense 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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