speed trap
noun Date: 1925 a stretch of road policed by often concealed officers or devices (as radar) so as to catch speeders

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • speed trap — speed′ trap n. a section of a road where hidden police, radar, etc., check the speed of motorists and strictly enforce traffic regulations …   From formal English to slang

  • speed trap — n a place on a road where police wait to catch drivers who are going too fast …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • speed trap — speed ,trap noun count a place on a road where the police secretly measure how fast people are driving …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • speed trap — ☆ speed trap n. a stretch of road where speeders are frequently apprehended, as by concealed police or through radar …   English World dictionary

  • Speed trap — The term speed trap can refer to a point where a speed limit is strictly enforced by police. It may also refer to locations where a speed camera is posted.cite web title=Speed trap|work=Dictionary.com Unabridged… …   Wikipedia

  • speed trap — noun a trap arranged on a roadway for catching speeders • Hypernyms: ↑trap, ↑snare * * * noun : a stretch of road watched by concealed officers or devices (as radar) to catch motorists who exceed a speed limit * * * a section of a road where… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Speed Trap — Infobox Album Name = Speed Trap Type = live Artist = Peter King Released = April 23, 1996 Recorded = September 1994 Genre = Jazz Length = 74:19 Label = Jazz House Producer = Chris Lewis, Peter King Reviews = * Musicweb International… …   Wikipedia

  • speed trap — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms speed trap : singular speed trap plural speed traps a place on a road where the police secretly measure how fast people are driving …   English dictionary

  • speed trap — n. to set up a speed trap * * * to set up a speed trap …   Combinatory dictionary

  • speed trap — /ˈspid træp/ (say speed trap) noun 1. any of various devices used by the police, as radar, etc., to verify the speed of motor vehicles. 2. a place on a road where such a device is set up. 3. → speed bump …   Australian English dictionary

  • speed trap — {n.} A place where police hide and wait to catch drivers who are going even a little faster than the speed limit. * /Mr. Jones was caught in a speed trap./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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