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recreation ground

noun
  1. an open space for public recreation, esp one in a town, with swings and slides, etc, for childrenOften (informal) shortened to: rec
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Related Words

arena, turf, field, playground, stadium

Examples from the Web for recreation ground

Historical Examples

  • After supper many of them drifted back to their recreation-ground, the saloon.

    The Night Riders

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • The fjelds furnish a recreation-ground for the Norwegian townsman.

    Peeps at Many Lands: Norway

    A.F. Mockler-Ferryman

  • Good scholars are as easy to discover in the recreation-ground as in the classroom.

  • In 1888 it was decided to allow the soldiers quartered at the adjacent barracks to use it as a recreation-ground.

    Chelsea

    G. E. (Geraldine Edith) Mitton

  • A number of huts were therefore built on what had hitherto been the recreation-ground.