sand trap


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 His drive on the 10th hole had landed in trouble but not deep trouble, coming to a stop in the middle of the sand trap that defends the front of the green. New York Times, 16 July 2022 The third victim, golf director Gene Siller, was fatally shot after going onto the course to find out why the truck had driven onto the fairway and gotten stuck near a sand trap, investigators said. Shaddi Abusaid, ajc, 7 June 2022 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, 12 June 2022 Hints of the once popular and well-tended golf course emerge at various intervals, such as the overgrown sand trap. Pam Mcloughlin, Hartford Courant, 11 June 2022 An assistant manager who wanted to make the hole easier could remove the sand trap. Leidy Klotz, Scientific American, 12 May 2022 Bought with burger money from a former Dodgers star, the palatial estate includes a two-hole golf course complete with a sand trap. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, 1 Jan. 2022 The croc was recently photographed living at the ponds of the Village of North Palm Beach Country Club golf course, in North Palm Beach, and lying in bed of grass between a sand trap and a nearby pond. Joe Mario Pedersen,, 10 Nov. 2021 At 17, Schauffele found himself in more trouble, this time when a drive landed in a sand trap. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, 6 Aug. 2021 See More

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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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19 Jul 2022

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“Sand trap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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