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sandpit

[ sand-pit ]

noun

  1. a deep pit in sandy soil from which sand is excavated.


sandpit

/ ˈsændˌpɪt /

noun

  1. a shallow pit or container holding sand for children to play in
  2. a pit from which sand is extracted


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Word History and Origins

Origin of sandpit1

First recorded in 1520–30; sand + pit 1
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Example Sentences

I simply kept my weight back and my grip firm on the bars and easily powered through each sandpit with the leaders.

Can't you preach and pray behind the hedges—or in a sandpit—or a coal-hole—first?

The colour of a sandpit was given him by hair and whiskers of yellow-red on a ruddy face.

In a sandpit on the coast of Bering Island, his condition was hopeless.

While wading across, I suddenly sank to my waist in a sandpit.

He had killed twenty, and hidden them in a sandpit, when discovered by his master.

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