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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