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[sand-lot] /ˈsændˌlɒt/
a vacant lot used by youngsters for games or sports.
Also, sand-lot. of, relating to, or played in such a lot:
sandlot baseball.
Origin of sandlot
An Americanism dating back to 1880-85; sand + lot Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • America listened to the blatant demagogues, the "sand-lot orators," and excluded the Chinese.

  • To think of a Giant player being caught by a sand-lot trick!

  • Under the excitement of sand-lot meetings, the Chinese were driven under cover.

    Our Foreigners Samuel P. Orth
  • That was the way they looked in Tompkins Square twenty years ago when the square was a sand-lot given up to rioting and disorder.

    The Children of the Poor Jacob A. Riis
British Dictionary definitions for sand-lot


noun (US)
an area of vacant ground used by children for playing baseball and other games
(modifier) denoting a game or sport played on a sandlot: sandlot baseball
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for sand-lot

also sandlot, "plot of empty land in a town or suburb," 1878, from sand (n.) + lot. In reference to the kind of sports or games played on them by amateurs, it is recorded from 1890, American English.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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: sandlot ball


A rough or improvised baseball field; Hogan's Brickyard (1890+ Baseball)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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