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 sandlot (audio) \ noun

Examples of sandlot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Clevinger wants to be out there like a school kid wildly pedaling his bike to a sandlot game with a glove threaded through the handlebars and baseball cards thwap-thwap-thwaping in the spokes. Bryce Miller Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Mike Clevinger’s sunshine-y outlook returns as Padres launch into spring," 4 Mar. 2021 But Henry, only 14 but already a talented sandlot ballplayer, cared little for his high school studies. Richard Goldstein, Star Tribune, "Hank Aaron, baseball Hall of Famer and legendary home run hitter, dies at 86," 22 Jan. 2021 Back in our sandlot football days, defenses counted three Missississippis before rushing the quarterback. Kevin Sherrington, Dallas News, "The Cowboys' lame-duck offensive line, and how Dallas can make the most of a bad situation," 22 Oct. 2020 The Ravens’ offense was part sandlot and part leather helmet throwback, plus a dash of rugby. Mike Tanier, New York Times, "Lamar Jackson and the Ravens Are Breaking More Than N.F.L. Records," 9 Sep. 2020 In many ways, the draft is like picking teams on the sandlot, where a captain may have to choose between a friend and a more talented player. Julie Jag, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah softball stars Hannah Flippen and Anissa Urtez join Athletes Unlimited in changing their sport and the way it’s watched," 23 Aug. 2020 At least give us a sandlot-style pick-up game with mic'd up MLB players. Evan Hilbert, USA TODAY, "The week sports was canceled, kindness wasn't: The sports stories you need to see," 16 Mar. 2020 Major League Baseball benefited from talent cultivated in the Negro Leagues and on the sandlots that sustained the sport, especially in inner cities. Rob Ruck, Smithsonian Magazine, "How Baseball’s Negro Leagues Defied the Stereotypes of Segregation," 15 Feb. 2020 By noisily banging on a metal trash can to let batters know what pitch was coming, the Astros returned baseball to its sandlot roots. Joe Queenan, WSJ, "There Must Be Better Ways to Cheat at Baseball," 27 Feb. 2020

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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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12 Mar 2021

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“Sandlot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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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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