a deep pit in sandy soil from which sand is excavated.

1520–30; sand + pit1 Unabridged
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sandpit (ˈsændˌpɪt)
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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Example sentences
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
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.
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