a table with raised edges holding sand for children to play with.
Military. a table holding a scale model of a tract of land, including trees, streams, buildings, etc., made of hardened sand, used for training in gunnery or tactics.
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How to use sand table in a sentence
The modeling of animals or people for the sand table is full of interest for the younger children.The Potter's Craft | Charles F. Binns
While the assembled scientists watched it, slowly the line traced across the sand table-top changed direction.
Place small shells along little paths in sand-table, sometimes with concave side up and vice versa.Home Occupations for Boys and Girls | Bertha Johnston
Map drawing: Plans of plots and of whole garden and grounds, represented on sand-table, paper, or black-board.Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study | Ontario Ministry of Education
A sand table should be considered one of the indispensable furnishings of every schoolroom.Primary Handwork | Ella Victoria Dobbs
British Dictionary definitions for sand table
military a surface on which sand can be modelled into a relief map on which to demonstrate tactics
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