sand·pile | \ˈsan(d)-ˌpī(-ə)l \

Definition of sandpile 

: a pile of sand especially : sand for children to play in

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The walkers who were in the Oceanside episode with Tara who were in the sandpile. Joanna Robinson,, "This Walking Dead Producer Doesn’t Get What’s Gone Wrong with His Show," 3 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of sandpile

1901, in the meaning defined above

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