What do a.m. and p.m. stand for?


[sand-pit] /ˈsændˌpɪt/
a deep pit in sandy soil from which sand is excavated.
Origin of sandpit
1520-30; sand + pit1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for sandpit
  • sandpit, the beaten favorite the previous two years, went off as the fourth choice this time and finished second by a half-length.
  • Homes and cabins along the sandpit lakes between the gage and town become threatened.
  • These detections occurred in developments at sandpit lakes or small towns.
  • The meter can be stored in a lab trailer or vehicle with the probes run outside to the beam in the sandpit.
  • Property east of the site is a former sandpit with a sandpit lake and manufactured home land use.
  • It would also be impossible to build over the sandpit.
British Dictionary definitions for sandpit


a shallow pit or container holding sand for children to play in
a pit from which sand is extracted
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for sandpit

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for sandpit

Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with sandpit

Nearby words for sandpit