[ skool-yahrd ]


  1. a playground or sports field near a school.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of schoolyard1

First recorded in 1865–70; school 1 + yard 2

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Example Sentences

For the past 30 years, Danks has worked to transform concrete schoolyards into spaces that resemble parks, with trees, grass, gardens, and other natural elements.

What was once a schoolyard debate has become one of the top fighting franchises.

School districts across the country have transformed asphalt into green schoolyards, which has the added benefit of reduced community flooding and heat.

From Time

For Ben Ang, founder of Natsuki’s Garden and also known as “Farmer Ben”, his experience as a horticulturist led to researching and designing his own greenhouse in a former schoolyard.

From Quartz

During the pandemic, the video app became our new office, our schoolyard, and our way to socialize.

But if the First Amendment rises to that level, surely it rises to the level of schoolyard insults.

Sadly, Groupon Government is one area in which bipartisanship rules like a schoolyard bully.

In his 10-minute interview from Washington with King in Los Angeles, McKeon called Putin a “schoolyard bully.”

He then said of those who kept kids waiting on the first day of classes, “This is the behavior of a bully in a schoolyard.”

It would just happen once in a while—schoolyard confrontations.

They received permission to open and conduct, during the long vacation, one playground in a large schoolyard.

He further demanded what reception the schoolyard braggart would have given such sagacious counsel.

The whack in the ear made that member ache, and Bert did not feel near so full of fun when he entered the schoolyard.

Two days later he followed Bert into the schoolyard, in which a large number of boys were playing.

At last they were dismissed, and the Twins went out with the other children into the schoolyard to eat their luncheon.





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