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[skool-yahrd] /ˈskulˌyɑrd/
a playground or sports field near a school.
Origin of schoolyard
First recorded in 1865-70; school1 + yard2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • At last they were dismissed, and the Twins went out with the other children into the schoolyard to eat their luncheon.

    The Irish Twins Lucy Fitch Perkins
  • Or play you dreamed that you found a gold coin in the schoolyard.

  • She read snatches of it to Sary and a chosen few in a corner of the schoolyard at recesses and noons.

    Chicken Little Jane Lily Munsell Ritchie
  • The teacher is never to leave the schoolyard while school is in session.

    Village Life in China Arthur H. Smith
  • The schoolyard for generations had provided the only opportunity for games; Football and Cricket were in their infancy.

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