speed trap

noun
|Updated on: 9 Jun 2018

Definition of speed trap

: a stretch of road policed by often concealed officers or devices (such as radar) so as to catch speeders

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First Known Use of speed trap

1925

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Definition of speed trap for English Language Learners

  • : an area of road where police hide from drivers and use special equipment to catch people who are driving too fast


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