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sand table

noun
1.
a table with raised edges holding sand for children to play with.
2.
Military. a table holding a scale model of a tract of land, including trees, streams, buildings, etc., made of hardened sand, used for training in gunnery or tactics.
Origin of sand table
1805-1815
1805-15
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  • The sand table, especially with work for younger children, is indispensable.

    Picture-Work Walter L. (Walter Lowrie) Hervey
  • A sand table should be considered one of the indispensable furnishings of every schoolroom.

    Primary Handwork Ella Victoria Dobbs
  • During this time there were frequent discussions about how it was to be worked out on the sand table.

    Primary Handwork Ella Victoria Dobbs
  • The modeling of animals or people for the sand table is full of interest for the younger children.

    The Potter's Craft Charles F. Binns
  • Two groups of children, one for the poster and one for the sand table, were assigned the work of placing the figures.

    Primary Handwork Ella Victoria Dobbs
  • I have a box cupboard, a sand table, two long low tables marked with squares, and strong benches.

    The Child in the Midst Mary Schauffler Labaree
British Dictionary definitions for sand table

sand table

noun
1.
(military) a surface on which sand can be modelled into a relief map on which to demonstrate tactics
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