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sandpit

[sand-pit] /ˈsændˌpɪt/
noun
1.
a deep pit in sandy soil from which sand is excavated.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; sand + pit1
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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

sandpit

/ˈsændˌpɪt/
noun
1.
a shallow pit or container holding sand for children to play in
2.
a pit from which sand is extracted
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