sand trap

noun

Definition of sand trap

: an artificial hazard on a golf course consisting of a depression containing sand

Examples of sand trap in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Added sanitary measures employed by local golf courses include removing sand trap rakes, benches and ball washers, and raising cups on greens so the ball doesn’t go into the hole. oregonlive, "More Portland-area golf courses are open, including SW Washington layouts as early as Tuesday with easing of coronavirus restrictions," 1 May 2020 Both private and municipal courses have maintained precautions such as removing sand trap rakes, ball washers, water coolers and practice pins. Greg Luca, ExpressNews.com, "Golf courses renting carts, opening clubhouses as restrictions loosen," 1 May 2020 Added sanitary measures employed by local golf courses include removing sand trap rakes, benches and ball washers, and raising cups on greens so the ball doesn’t go into the hole. oregonlive, "Portland-area public golf courses that are open and closed due to coronavirus outbreak," 17 Apr. 2020 The best homes are not predictable models next to a sand trap, protected by a net or shatterproof windows. Sam Lubell, New York Times, "You Wished You Lived Here," 6 Mar. 2020 Added sanitary measures employed by local golf courses include removing sand trap rakes, benches and ball washers, and raising cups on greens so the ball doesn’t go into the hole. oregonlive, "Why are Portland-area golf courses open? Here are the public courses that are open and closed," 10 Apr. 2020 Jim Otte chips Wednesday, March 18, 2020 onto the green at Brackendridge golf course while his golf partner Mark Barcklow makes his way around a sand trap. Tom Orsborn, ExpressNews.com, "Golf exempt from new coronavirus stay-at-home order," 24 Mar. 2020 At Topgolf, 10 targets (and a few sand traps) of varying size are positioned throughout the field. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Topgolf set to open state-of-the-art driving range in Independence (photos, video)," 10 Dec. 2019 All of the above is a tee up for a drive directly into the sand trap of guilt. Ellie Krieger, Houston Chronicle, "Here are the diet terms that make dietitians cringe," 19 June 2019

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First Known Use of sand trap

1922, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sand trap was in 1922

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27 May 2020

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“Sand trap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sand%20trap. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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sand trap

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sand trap

US, golf : an area on a golf course that is filled with sand

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