- 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
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Examples from the Web for sand-lot
America listened to the blatant demagogues, the "sand-lot orators," and excluded the Chinese.As A Chinaman Saw Us
To think of a Giant player being caught by a sand-lot trick!Baseball Joe, Captain of the Team
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
- an area of vacant ground used by children for playing baseball and other games
- (modifier) denoting a game or sport played on a sandlotsandlot baseball
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Word Origin and History for sand-lot
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