sand·​lot | \ ˈsan(d)-ˌlät How to pronounce sandlot (audio) \

Definition of sandlot

: a vacant lot especially when used for usually unorganized sports

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Other Words from sandlot

sandlot adjective
sandlotter \ ˈsan(d)-​ˌlä-​tər How to pronounce sandlotter (audio) \ noun

Examples of sandlot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jalen Hurts, better suited for a grind-it-out game, was forced into sandlot ball. Berry Tramel, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Oklahoma Sooners seem long way from solving their College Football Playoff problem," 30 Dec. 2019 It was earned in innings played all over this country in the biggest ballparks and the smallest sandlots. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, "Bernie Sanders blasts MLB's 'greed' in letter to commissioner over proposal to cut minor league teams," 27 Nov. 2019 Randy was well known for his arm strength in throwing football during Sunday sandlot play at Ward Park in Winter Park., "Deaths in Central Florida: 11/10," 10 Nov. 2019 Among the players who've reached the Major Leagues from Alabama colleges, high schools, industrial leagues and sandlots, 27 have now hit at least 100 big-league home runs. Mark Inabinett |, al, "Watch Alex Avila hit milestone home run," 21 July 2019 The players from Alabama colleges, high schools, industrial leagues and sandlots who've hit at least 100 MLB home runs. Mark Inabinett |,, "Alex Avila rising on Alabama’s MLB home run list," 13 June 2019 The national pastime, pelted with criticism for its long games and sagging attendance, is seeing a resurgence on sandlots, according to new data. Rachel Bachman, WSJ, "Is It 2019 or 1919? Baseball Is One of America’s Hottest Sports," 19 Feb. 2019 His father, Joe, was a coal miner and caught for a sandlot baseball team. Richard Goldstein, New York Times, "Red Schoendienst, Cardinals Star and Oldest Hall of Famer, Dies at 95," 6 June 2018 With Rodgers’ unique sandlot abilities, Green Bay’s offense is also built to survive when a play isn’t executed on schedule. Andy Benoit,, "Dez Bryant Says He Doesn’t Regret Passing on Ravens’ Offer, But He Should," 18 May 2018

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First Known Use of sandlot

1878, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sandlot was in 1878

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21 Jan 2020

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“Sandlot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of sandlot

US : an empty area of land in a city where children play games or sports

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