sand·​pile ˈsan(d)-ˌpī(-ə)l How to pronounce sandpile (audio)
: a pile of sand
especially : sand for children to play in

Examples of sandpile in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Granted, the brain is not a highly idealized model sandpile, but the concept makes a certain degree of sense. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 7 June 2019 The walkers who were in the Oceanside episode with Tara who were in the sandpile. Joanna Robinson,, 3 Apr. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sandpile was in 1901

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Cite this Entry

“Sandpile.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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