a playground or sports field near a school.

1865–70; school1 + yard2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Example sentences
But let's not forget the linchpin accessory for the schoolyard fashionista-the
His reply to me was filled with nothing but schoolyard taunts and completely
  lacking in any form of substance.
Of course, this is a conditioned response from people who reacted to schoolyard
  taunts by winning the praise of teachers.
Schoolyard bullies never learn to change their behavior.
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