sand trap

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sand trap a hazard on a golf course
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sand trap (Golf) a shallow pit on a golf course having a layer of sand in it, usually located near a green, and designed to function as a hazard, due to the difficulty of hitting balls effectively from such a position.
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Usage

In literature:

They drove, and again Merle lectured upon the three reasons why his ball came to rest in a sand trap that flanked the fairway.
"The Wrong Twin" by Harry Leon Wilson
The heavy particles of dirt settle into what is termed a "sand-trap" at the bottom of the tub.
"A Book of Exposition" by Homer Heath Nugent
That was the beginning of the trap, the white sand neatly raked over the hidden gin.
"Prisoners" by Mary Cholmondeley
The ant-lion now dresses his trap, and, again burying himself in the sand, awaits another victim.
"The Forest Exiles" by Mayne Reid
Under the dry sand that he heaped up there was a trap door.
"Nobody's Boy" by Hector Malot
The tons of rock in Sand Cave under which he was trapped did not cause his death, however.
"Blue Ridge Country" by Jean Thomas
The ant-lion now dresses his trap, and, again burying himself in the sand, awaits another victim.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Heavy drift-wood was placed in times of peace, so that the sand would be trapped in storm.
"Child and Country" by Will Levington Comfort
The trap was reset in the sand and Grogan went.
"Wild Animals at Home" by Ernest Thompson Seton
Between times I made finger-drawings in the sand of plans for tiger traps and pitfalls.
"IT and Other Stories" by Gouverneur Morris
Minds roam the ocean's crest, sit as antlers upon a beach, watch eddies of water trap themselves in the sand.
"Coming to Grips with White Knuckles" by Paul Cameron Brown
He dreaded the trap laid for him by the sands.
"The Tremendous Event" by Maurice Leblanc
He had had no suspicion that the trampled sand, so well marked by dragged lodge-poles, was all a trap.
"The Red Mustang" by William O. Stoddard
Then dig a small place in the sand so the trap will set just level with the surface of the sand, for each trap to set in.
"Fox Trapping" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
When I am looking for a place to set my trap I select a narrow sand bar where they wade down into the water.
"Mink Trapping" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
Another good way is to find a spot of sandy ground, and set the trap in a small hole, covering with sand.
"Science of Trapping" by Elmer Harry Kreps
Then the traps were carried out and carefully set, one on each side, and half buried in the loose sand.
"Between Sun and Sand" by William Charles Scully
To the left, and out of sight from the tee, is a wide sand trap, with the father of all bunkers at its far edge.
"Fore!" by Charles Emmett Van Loan
I was caught in a trap of sand.
"Bolanyo" by Opie Percival Read
From all that company there was not a sound but of the sand and the trappings.
"The Lance of Kanana" by Harry W. French
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In news:

A woman drove her car into a sand trap in Massachusetts.
Golf pro Tom Morton gives you some great tips on getting out of the sand trap .
(AP) — A woman told police she drove her car into a sand trap on a Massachusetts golf course because her GPS sent her the wrong way.
Woman drives car into golf course sand trap.
NASA's Mars Rover Goes Silent After Getting Stuck in Sand Trap.
Mars Rover Remains Mired in Martian Sand Trap.
The Mets Hit Into A Sand Trap.
Dennis Howell takes advantage of the fall weather as he chips out of a sand trap at Arrowhead State Golf Course Tuesday.
When it came to technology, this golf-course-based vacation home didn't want to get caught in the sand trap.
Memory lapses mean delay in NASA's efforts to get vehicle out of sand trap.
Holliston's Brian Barone hits out of a fairway sand trap on the first hole during the Division 3 South Shore sectional tournament Monday morning at Glen Ellen Country Club in Millis.
How to trap, truck or protect sand.
Prev April 2010 Whoops Wrangler Sand Trap.
Spirit finds layered terrain, while Opportunity spins its wheels in a sand trap.
Summer paperbacks with sand trapped between the pages get shelved.
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In science:

The resulting random walker is therefore such that only boundary sites, which in the conservative case are the only ones where sand leaves the system, are connected with the trap.
Dissipative Abelian Sandpiles and Random Walks
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