speed-trap

speed trap

noun
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.

Origin:
1920–25

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speed trap
 
n
a section of road on which the police check the speed of vehicles, often using radar

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