proving ground

noun

Definition of proving ground

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

Examples of proving ground in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Like his idol Paul Bocuse, Keller has created a proving ground for exceptional chefs. Jeremy Repanich, Robb Report, 2 Nov. 2021 If this latest test was a proving ground for Auburn’s steady growth, then consider the final stat line for Bigsby: 23 carries for 140 yards and one brilliant touchdown leap that injected old Auburn fans with a shot of nostalgia. Joseph Goodman | Jgoodman@al.com, al, 30 Oct. 2021 But for Schantz, these matches are a valuable proving ground. Theo Mackie, The Arizona Republic, 8 Oct. 2021 The upcoming public beta will be an interesting proving ground. Washington Post, 10 Sep. 2021 Like his idol Paul Bocuse, Keller has created a proving ground for exceptional chefs. Jeremy Repanich, Robb Report, 2 Nov. 2021 The adaptive air suspension held the big, heavy vehicle flat and stable around fast curves on the dynamics course at GM’s proving ground. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 4 Oct. 2021 Exhibitions shouldn’t be considered a proving ground. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 16 Oct. 2021 Like his idol Paul Bocuse, Keller has created a proving ground for exceptional chefs. Jeremy Repanich, Robb Report, 4 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of proving ground

circa 1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of proving ground was circa 1890

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11 Jan 2022

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“Proving ground.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/proving%20ground. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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proving ground

noun

English Language Learners Definition of proving ground

: a place where things or people are tested or tried out for the first time
: a place where scientific testing is done

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