from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A vacant lot used especially by children for unorganized sports and games.
- adj. Of, relating to, or played in a sandlot: sandlot baseball.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A vacant lot where children play.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Lit., of or pert. to a lot or piece of sandy ground, -- hence, pert. to, or characteristic of, the policy or practices of the socialistic or communistic followers of the Irish agitator Denis Kearney, who delivered many of his speeches in the open sand lots about San Francisco.
- adj. of or pertaining to a sandlot; -- used especially in reference to informal games played by children
- n. a vacant lot, especially one where children play games.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or resembling the socialistic or communistic followers of Denis Kearney, an Irish agitator, whose principal place of meeting was in the “sand-lots” or unoccupied lands of San Francisco: as, a sand-lot orator; the sand-lot constitution (the constitution of California framed in the year 1879 under the influence of the “sand-lot” agitation).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a vacant lot used by city boys to play games
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It survived and thrived because on little league fields and high school diamonds and even the occasional "sandlot" - what a quaint word - across America and, indeed, across other continents, kids learned to love and appreciate this unique and exquisite game.
If Matt Christopher had devoted that many pages to Tommy, we would have followed him through his high school and college years, into his pro career and through his stint in drug rehab and three failed marriages, finally closing out with Tommy's retirement in Florida where he spent weekends selling his autograph at card shows to aging fans who fondly recalled his sandlot successes.
But she noted, too, Canadians can be forgiven for "thinking that Parliament is a nasty kind of sandlot filled with testosterone-driven egos.
He dreamed he was with his older brothers, playing sandlot football, running and laughing, horsing around just like they used to when they were together as kids in Jacksonville, Fla.
As Dave Lopez, the state's secretary of commerce and tourism told me at a breakfast last month, the answer was as mortifying as being the last kid picked for a sandlot ball game; United executives "couldn't imagine living in Oklahoma."
That constant and lofty principle ranked right up there with "loser walks" after a touchdown in sandlot football.
The game's proceeds supported New York's youth sandlot baseball programs, according to Mets historian Matthew Silverman.
The Republicans are like a sandlot bully playing marbles, losing and stomping off (or stomping their opponent, like all bullies do) while whining that they are the victim.
Just a couple of years ago, he was in a sandlot, earning $200 a game in the Intense Football League, and clerking in a jewelry store to cover his bills.
(Carl always said he got in only because Mercer, his friend and mentor, owed him one: Back in the 1930s, my dad secured Johnny, who was not nearly as gifted at baseball as he was at songwriting, a spot on a hot Brooklyn sandlot team.)
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