sand castle


Definition of sand castle

  1. :  a small model of a castle or other building that is made with wet sand on a beach

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a loose granular material that results from the disintegration of rocks, consists of particles smaller than gravel but coarser than silt, and is used in mortar, glass, abrasives, and foundry molds

    :  soil containing 85 percent or more of sand and a maximum of 10 percent of clay

    :  sandy soil

  1. :  to sprinkle or dust with or as if with sand

    :  to cover or fill with sand

    :  to smooth or dress by grinding or rubbing with an abrasive (as sandpaper)

  1. :  a large fortified building or set of buildings

    :  a massive or imposing house

    :  a retreat safe against intrusion or invasion

  1. :  to establish in a castle

    :  to move (the chess king) in castling

    :  to move a chess king two squares toward a rook and in the same move the rook to the square next past the king

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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