schoolyard

noun school·yard \ ˈskül-ˌyärd \

Definition of schoolyard

plural schoolyards
: the area next to or surrounding a school where students typically play games or sports
  • He organized a marbles tournament that could take place only in the schoolyard during recess.
  • —Jerry Spinelli
  • … there was a schoolboyish quality to the way he did it—as if he were trying to show that he was the biggest, toughest boy in the schoolyard.
  • —Elizabeth Drew
often used before another noun
  • schoolyard games
  • a schoolyard bully

First Known Use of schoolyard

1586

in the meaning defined above

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schoolyard

noun school·yard \ ˈskül-ˌyärd \

Definition of schoolyard for Students

: the playground of a school

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