sand·​box | \ ˈsan(d)-ˌbäks How to pronounce sandbox (audio) \

Definition of sandbox

: a box or receptacle containing loose sand: such as
a : a shaker for sprinkling sand on wet ink
b : a box that contains sand for children to play in

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Theoretically, no Trojan or other malware can break out of the virtualized sandbox of WDAG or Sandbox and infect your machine. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "How Microsoft could make Windows 10 Pro the OS for PC enthusiasts," 30 July 2019 My project addresses the issue of a hazardous sandbox and about healthy eating and exercising. Glendale News-Press, "Glendale Girl Scouts receive Gold Awards," 29 July 2019 Other attractions include Huey/Cobra helicopter rides for a donation of $85 as well as the Vectren kids hangar which features face painting, crafts, a huge sandbox and more When? Noelle Zielinski,, "Everything you need to know about the 2019 Dayton Air Show," 19 June 2019 His first trip to the Paris sandbox since 2015 was a success. Jon Wertheim,, "2019 Wimbledon Seed Reports," 28 June 2019 Included with the admission is a corn-pit sandbox, straw bale mountain, plastic duck races, unlimited hay rides and cow train rides around pumpkin patch, feeding cows and inflatable animal rides. Susan Dunne,, "Is that a T-Rex? Yes, dinosaurs roam in one of these 14 corn mazes in Connecticut," 12 Sep. 2019 But the Riverside mom doesn’t mean a place with swing sets, sandboxes and slides. Brittany Woolsey, Daily Pilot, "Grownup Disney fans say the park provides a break from ‘adulting’," 29 Aug. 2019 Grand Theft Auto games are incredible sandboxes and technical marvels. Matthew Gault, Time, "Judgement Is the Perfect Game for Getting Into Japan's Favorite Crime Series," 24 July 2019 Buy it now: Super Miracle Bubbles with 100-ounce Bubble Solution, 1 bottle Don’t live near the beach? Don’t sweat it — your kids can experience all the fun of playing in the sand with their own sandbox. Joni Sweet, USA TODAY, "Have more fun outdoors in 24 hours with these awesome toys," 8 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of sandbox

1572, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of sandbox

US : a low box filled with sand that children can play in


sand·​box | \ ˈsand-ˌbäks How to pronounce sandbox (audio) \

Kids Definition of sandbox

: a large low box for holding sand especially for children to play in

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