sandbox

noun
sand·​box | \ ˈsan(d)-ˌbäks \

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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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Commodity Futures Trading Commission in recent weeks and months have both launched their own sandbox initiatives. Yuka Hayashi, WSJ, "States Spar with Trump Administration Over Fintech Oversight," 8 Aug. 2018 Until recently, everyone played in their own sandbox. Adam Lashinsky, Fortune, "Alibaba v. Tencent: The Battle for Supremacy in China," 21 June 2018 Even the solitary Blackout map cribs liberally from PUBG’s introductory Erangel sandbox, with its rolling green hills, abandoned manufacturing plants, and seaside towns. Nick Statt, The Verge, "Black Ops 4 merges Fortnite and PUBG into the best Call of Duty in years," 19 Oct. 2018 To celebrate reaching 10 million followers on Instagram, Serena Williams shared a photo of herself and her 13-month-old daughter, Alexis Olympia, playing in a sandbox. Dan Barna, Glamour, "Serena Williams Shared a Rare Photo of Her Daughter to Celebrate an Instagram Milestone," 9 Oct. 2018 Here are five takeaways: A good night for Eric Holder What in the world is Barack Obama's former attorney general doing playing in the sandbox of Wisconsin politics? Craig Gilbert, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin special elections: Five takeaways in races that saw Democrats win one and GOP win another," 13 June 2018 The game’s sandbox of emergent stories is built on the danger of being cornered by zombies in the dark and the scarcity of resources that forces you into that situation. Steven Strom, Ars Technica, "State of Decay 2 review: Shambling toward nothing," 22 May 2018 Mulvaney provided little detail about the sandbox project, but said the bureau is looking at what some states have done and is working 'very closely' with the CFTC. Tory Newmyer, Washington Post, "The Finance 202: White House offers mixed messages with latest about-face on tariffs," 30 May 2018 The defenses require attackers to chain together two or more exploits: one executes malicious code, and a separate exploit allows the code to break out of the sandbox. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Blunder burns unicorn attack that exploited Windows and Reader," 19 May 2018

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First Known Use of sandbox

1572, in the meaning defined above

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sandbox

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sandbox

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

sandbox

noun
sand·​box | \ ˈsand-ˌbäks \

Kids Definition of sandbox

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

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