sandlot

noun
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

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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, SI.com, "Dez Bryant Says He Doesn’t Regret Passing on Ravens’ Offer, But He Should," 18 May 2018 His father, Joe, was a coal miner but caught for a sandlot baseball team. Richard Goldstein, BostonGlobe.com, "Red Schoendienst, St. Louis Cardinals star and oldest Hall of Famer," 8 June 2018 With its extensive archive of photos, newspaper clips, letters, film reels, movies and an immense collection of baseball cards, baseball’s story from sandlot to the pros will come alive. Sarah Maiellano, USA TODAY, "The best museum exhibits in the USA for summer 2018," 4 June 2018 His late father, Vern Carr, was a sandlot baseball star back in the day. Michael Heaton, cleveland.com, "Radio's Ray Carr is a Cleveland Renaissance man: Minister of Culture," 10 May 2018 Beto O’Rourke, an occasional member of Los Diablitos de El Paso sandlot baseball team, looked pathetic in his first two at-bats last Sunday at the Long Time, a diamond in Austin, Texas. Michael Hoinski, GQ, "Beto in the Outfield," 19 Apr. 2018 Both teams are part of a loose confederation of sandlot squads assembled throughout the south. Michael Hoinski, GQ, "Beto in the Outfield," 19 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of sandlot

1878, in the meaning defined above

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sandlot

noun

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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