American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A large deep pit in sandy ground from which sand is dug.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A place or pit from which sand is excavated.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A pit or excavation from which sand is or has been taken.
- 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
- sand + pit (Wiktionary)
“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.”
“He might have spoken well, but he was dumb as a rock and at onetime his sandpit was a big rockery.”
“This is the fictive environment as "sandpit", the accessibility of a carte blanche to do what you want with the toys.”
“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.”
“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.”
“A group of five-year-olds poke around in the sandpit for buried treasure in the form of coins.”
“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:”
“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.”
“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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