from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A box with a perforated top or cover for sprinkling paper with sand.
- n. A box filled with sand, usually placed, in American locomotives, on top of the boiler and in front of the driving-wheel, with a pipe to guide the sand to the rail when the wheels slip owing to frost, wet, etc. See cut under passenger-engine.
- n. A tree, Hura crepitans.
- n. A box to hold a small quantity of foundry-sand for molders' use, placed near the flask or the molding-machine. In use the sand box is often above the molding-machine, so that the sand may be delivered by gravity as required.
- n. In a street-car, a box or other receptacle for holding sand used in sprinkling the rails to obtain a better adhesion for the wheels. It is usually fitted with a delivery-pipe and valve controlled by the motorman.
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