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[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.
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  • Can't you preach and pray behind the hedges, or in a sandpit, or in a coal-hole, first?

    Home Life of Great Authors Hattie Tyng Griswold
  • While wading across, I suddenly sank to my waist in a sandpit.

    The Journal of a Disappointed Man Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion
  • It was Stumm's car again and to my consternation it stopped just a little short of the sandpit.

    Greenmantle John Buchan
  • He had killed twenty, and hidden them in a sandpit, when discovered by his master.

    Wild Animals I Have Known Ernest Thompson Seton
  • He must have found the car in the sandpit and seen my tracks in the wood opposite.

    Greenmantle John Buchan
  • And now the tropical night began to close down and I made my way back to the sandpit.

    Jungle Peace William Beebe
  • Can't you preach and pray behind the hedges—or in a sandpit—or a coal-hole—first?

    The Life of John Ruskin W. G. Collingwood
  • The colour of a sandpit was given him by hair and whiskers of yellow-red on a ruddy face.

  • The junction of the Sandrock and Carstone is also well seen in the sandpit at Marvel.

  • There were once four children who spent their summer holidays in a white house, happily situated between a sandpit and a chalkpit.

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
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