sand-lot

sandlot

[sand-lot]
noun
1.
a vacant lot used by youngsters for games or sports.
adjective
2.
Also, sand-lot. of, pertaining to, or played in such a lot: sandlot baseball.

Origin:
1880–85, Americanism; sand + lot

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sandlot (ˈsændˌlɒt)
 
n
1.  an area of vacant ground used by children for playing baseball and other games
2.  (modifier) denoting a game or sport played on a sandlot: sandlot baseball

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sand-lot
"plot of empty land in a town or suburb," 1878, from sand + lot. In ref. to the kind of sports or games played on them by amateurs, it is recorded from 1890, Amer.Eng.
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