sandcastle

play
noun sand·cas·tle \ˈsan(d)-ˌka-səl\
variants: or

sand castle

Definition of sandcastle

  1. :  a small model of a castle or other structure that is made with sand on a beach Ruth lay beside Piet unhappily, not quite ready to bask and beautify herself like a teenager, yet too old for sandcastles. — John Updike “What you want is a change of air. We will pop down together hand in hand this week-end to some seaside resort. You shall build sand castles, while I lie on the beach and read the paper.” — P. G. Wodehouse

1854

First Known Use of sandcastle

1854


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up sandcastle? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!