proving ground

proving ground


: a place where things or people are tested or tried out for the first time

: a place where scientific testing is done

Full Definition of PROVING GROUND

:  a place for scientific experimentation or testing (as of vehicles or weapons)
:  a place where something is developed or tried out

First Known Use of PROVING GROUND

circa 1890


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