sand-trap


sand-trap

noun

  1. (on a golf course) a shallow pit partly filled with sand, usually located near a green, and designed to serve as a hazard.

noun

  1. another name (esp US) for bunker (def. 2)

n.1838, “device for filtering out impurities,” from sand (n.) + trap (n.). As “a golf bunker” from 1906.

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