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 Due to family drama, Moisés and Christian split up before reaching Wendy and Gina, who are tasked with getting both men in the sand trap. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, "Netflix’s Sky Rojo Finale Is Bloody As Hell. Just How Worried Should You Be About Your Faves?," 22 Mar. 2021 Active sands are no friends to rovers; one of its predecessors, Spirit, lost contact with Earth after it got stuck in a sand trap in Gusev crater. The Economist, "Extraterrestrial hiking Following the tracks of NASA’s Curiosity rover," 16 Dec. 2020 It’s also a sand trap of entrenched poverty and a symbol of enduring racial segregation in the middle of the country’s most diverse metropolis. Washington Post, "How systemic racism shaped Floyd’s life and hobbled his ambition," 8 Oct. 2020 It’s also a sand trap of entrenched poverty and a symbol of enduring racial segregation in the middle of the country’s most diverse metropolis. Toluse Olorunnipa And Griff Witte Washington Post, Star Tribune, "How systemic racism shaped George Floyd's life and hobbled his ambition," 8 Oct. 2020 In the upcoming year, the division plans to focus on the regional flood study, a reservoir forecasting tool, a sand trap pilot project in the San Jacinto River and flood infrastructure fund grant applications. Savannah Mehrtens, Houston Chronicle, "SJRA approves budget, seeks downstream flooding solutions," 28 Aug. 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, "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

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1922, in the meaning defined above

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2 Apr 2021

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“Sand trap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sand%20trap. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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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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