Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A large deep pit in sandy ground from which sand is dug.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A children’s play area consisting of a large container filled with sand.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A pit or excavation from which sand is or has been taken.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A place or pit from which sand is excavated.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a plaything consisting of a pile of sand or a box filled with sand for children to play in
  • n. a large pit in sandy ground from which sand is dug

Etymologies

sand +‎ pit (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The slow, 250-meter grind to the sandpit was a leg breaker, and Trebon used the section to hit Powers and the others as often as he could.

    Powers edges Trebon in finale to Cincinnati UCI3 Cyclocross Festival

  • He might have spoken well, but he was dumb as a rock and at onetime his sandpit was a big rockery.

    Army Rumour Service

  • This is the fictive environment as "sandpit", the accessibility of a carte blanche to do what you want with the toys.

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  • In addition, police fear a planned siege on the Bank of England; the dumping of hundreds of tonnes of sand on the City streets with groups encouraging children to stage "sandpit" protests; key routes into London, such as the Blackwall and Rotherhithe tunnels along with the main Thames bridges, being blocked; bankers in the City being targeted, as firms advise personnel to "dress down" to avoid being identified, and marches heading in different directions hoping to divide the police's power and split their resources.

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  • Added Mr. McQuaid: "Some of the most entertaining stuff was watching Foley sound artist Shaun Brennan in the Foley room clattering an old car door with a hammer, stomping around in the sandpit."

    The Spooky Sounds of Classic Radio

  • Both men have been national elite cyclocross champion on three occasions, and the two have had their share of run-ins, most notably at the October 2009 Gloucester Grand Prix, where Johnson attacked up the right side, taking out Page as the lead group entered a sandpit.

    Old rivalries heat up at USGP as Jonathan Page and Cannondale riders exchange words

  • A group of five-year-olds poke around in the sandpit for buried treasure in the form of coins.

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  • Another time this lanky black kid came up to me while I was waiting my turn to swing on the rope from one platform to the other or fall into the sandpit below trying and said to me in a very rapid, rehearsed clip:

    Understand, Rubberband?

  • Eventually somebody would come by and throw sawdust on the puke and we'd avoid the sandpit it was rooted in until the pukedust was swept up or just dried up and blew away in the wind.

    Understand, Rubberband?

  • Whether in the sandpit, the park or positioned around a board game, we're told from an early age that friends are supposed to play together, not fight.

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