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A vacant lot used especially by children for unorganized sports and games.
Of, relating to, or played in a sandlot: sandlot baseball.

sand′lot′ter n.
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1. (General Sporting Terms) an area of vacant ground used by children for playing baseball and other games
2. (General Sporting Terms) (modifier) denoting a game or sport played on a sandlot: sandlot baseball.
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1. a vacant lot used by youngsters for games or sports.
2. Also, sand′-lot`. of, pertaining to, or played in such a lot: sandlot baseball.
[1875–80, Amer.]
sand′lot`ter, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sandlot - a vacant lot used by city boys to play games
building site, vacant lot - a lot on which there are no permanent buildings
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[ˈsændlɒt] (US)
A. N terreno en una ciudad que se usa para el béisbol etc
B. ADJ (Sport) → de barrio, de vecindad
sandlot baseballbéisbol m de barrio
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References in classic literature ?
A vertebrate mammal holding the political views of Denis Kearney, a notorious demagogue of San Francisco, whose audiences gathered in the open spaces (sandlots) of the town.
An' right there he finishes himself, for his bad thumb, which I've known since he first got it as a kid fightin' in the sandlot at Watts Tract--he smashes that thumb right there, on my hard head, back into the socket with an out-twist, an' all the old cords that'd never got strong gets theirs again.
our prisons will become the new sandlots if we build em they will come ...
Most PBA players started playing in sandlots -- much like Pacquiao on makeshift rings as an amateur -- before finding their way to schools and playing in collegiate tournaments where they first made names for themselves.
While professional baseball tends to attract the most ink, the fact is that the national pastime is played out many thousands more times every day in places like Pawtucket and Peoria, not to mention Little League diamonds, city parks, and sandlots.
He was signed by Giants scout George Mack in 1938 off the sandlots and made his major league debut on September 11, 1941.
were quite convinced that they made a good pitch, showing how big basketball is back home with footages of boys playing in sandlots and a photo of President Aquino during a courtesy call by the national team after its Jones Cup triumph.
This includes littering, throwing cigarette butts on the streets and not clearing leftover building materials -- whether in the construction area or in empty sandlots.
The site also expands on topics such as the history of "The Knot-Hole Gang," in which former Detroit Tiger Dizzy Trout visited neighborhood sandlots and Little League teams to interview budding baseball stars and offer pitching tips.
Her book definitely deserves to be placed on the bookshelves next to Kevin Kerrane's Dollar Sign on the Muscle and Mark Winegardner's biography of scout Tony Lucadello, Prophet of the Sandlots.