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 The sand in the course’s sand traps is made on-site from recycled glass. Nick Aspinwall, Anchorage Daily News, 12 Sep. 2023 Including the chairman of Oregon’s board of trustees calling for the Big Ten vote from the sand trap at the Portland Country Club. Bill Oram, oregonlive, 11 Sep. 2023 Around the time that the hearing began, Trump was on his golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey, in a sand trap on the fifth hole. Charlie Savage,, 10 Aug. 2023 Its par-3, 175-yard third hole is one of the most difficult short frames in the state with a careful drive needed to avoid the dangers of a sloping green and two nearby sand traps. Caleb Wiegandt, The Courier-Journal, 15 June 2023 Other notable projects include the Ford administration installing an outdoor pool on the South Lawn in 1975, a jogging track around the south grounds during the Clinton administration, and a putting green with a sand trap built outside the Oval Office during the Eisenhower administration. Michael Lee, Washington Examiner, 7 Dec. 2020 Its windows look over the in-ground heated pool, a putting green with a sand trap, and ample space for gatherings and a game of croquet. James Alexander, Hartford Courant, 6 Jan. 2023 Manicured gardens and rolling lawns fill out the scenic exterior, which keeps the amenities coming with a swimming pool, tennis court, basketball court and two-hole golf course complete with a sand trap. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, 28 Dec. 2021 Mike Noel’s dream of a destination golf course in Kanab hit a sand trap last week when state trust lands officials decided to explore other options for the 101 acres the retired Utah political leader needs for the project near Jackson Flat Reservoir. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 21 Dec. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sand trap was in 1922

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“Sand trap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

sand trap

: a hazard on a golf course consisting of a hollow containing sand
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