sand table


: a table holding sand for children to mold
: a table bearing a relief model of a terrain built to scale for study or demonstration especially of military tactics

Examples of sand table in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Or, in small spaces, opt for a sand table or box that kids can sit or stand outside of while playing with the sand using their hands. Alesandra Dubin, Parents, 31 July 2023 The backyard has been converted into a preschool playground, with climbing structures, toys, water and sand tables. cleveland, 18 July 2023 Bring the beach home with this KidKraft pirate ship sandbox that features a canopy for protection from the sun, or this Step2 sand table, which includes a lid to keep sand clean and dry from the outdoor elements. Katrina Cossey, Parents, 29 June 2023 Homemade phonics posters hung from the ceiling, dangling above a new play kitchen, sand table and bins of colorful blocks and puzzles. Jenny Gold, Los Angeles Times, 10 May 2023 According to People, Foxcubs is a free childcare and early education center for children, and Middleton spent time with the children at the sand table. Carrie Wittmer, Glamour, 18 Jan. 2023 Features include a 12-foot-long replica of a white shark, a collection of shark jaw bones from species found around New England, and a hands-on sand table that reveals how sharks and seals travel around sandbars on the outer Cape. Pamela Wright,, 18 May 2022 The daily schedules include rides in an authentic Higgins boat, exhibits of artifacts like artillery and sand table maps, church services, lectures, movies, mortar demonstrations, and open houses at Conneaut's North Coast WWII History Museum. Jennifer Billock, Smithsonian, 4 June 2019 After the lenses are cut, they are smoothed and shaped with precision on sanding tables and by hand. Paul Brinkmann,, 31 May 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1812, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sand table was in 1812

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Cite this Entry

“Sand table.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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