Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A vacant lot used especially by children for unorganized sports and games.
  • adjective Of, relating to, or played in a sandlot.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a vacant lot, especially one where children play games.
  • adjective 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.
  • adjective of or pertaining to a sandlot; -- used especially in reference to informal games played by children

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A vacant lot where children play.

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

  • noun a vacant lot used by city boys to play games

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Examples

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • But she noted, too, Canadians can be forgiven for "thinking that Parliament is a nasty kind of sandlot filled with testosterone-driven egos.

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  • But she noted, too, Canadians can be forgiven for "thinking that Parliament is a nasty kind of sandlot filled with testosterone-driven egos.

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  • 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."

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  • 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."

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  • That constant and lofty principle ranked right up there with "loser walks" after a touchdown in sandlot football.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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