Sand-lot
sandlot sand"lot, Sand-lot Sand"-lot`, a. 1. Lit., of or pert. to a lot or piece of sandy ground, -- hence, pert. to, or characteristic of, the policy or practices of the socialistic or communistic followers of the Irish agitator Denis Kearney, who delivered many of his speeches in the open sand lots about San Francisco; as, the

{sand-lot constitution} of California, framed in 1879, under the influence of sand-lot agitation.

2. of or pertaining to a sandlot; -- used especially in reference to informal games played by children; as, sandlot baseball. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • sand-lot — plot of empty land in a town or suburb, 1878, from SAND (Cf. sand) + LOT (Cf. lot). In ref. to the kind of sports or games played on them by amateurs, it is recorded from 1890, Amer.Eng …   Etymology dictionary

  • sand|lot — «SAND LOT», adjective. U.S. of or having to do with games, especially baseball, played between informally organized teams, as on undeveloped city lots and small fields: »a sandlot second baseman …   Useful english dictionary

  • sand-lot — {adj.} Of the kind seen on sand lots; not professional. * /The professional football team was so confused by their opponents fast play that they acted like a bunch of sand lot amateurs./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sand-lot — {adj.} Of the kind seen on sand lots; not professional. * /The professional football team was so confused by their opponents fast play that they acted like a bunch of sand lot amateurs./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sand-lot — adj Of the kind seen on sand lots; not professional. The professional football team was so confused by their opponents fast play that they acted like a bunch of sand lot amateurs …   Словарь американских идиом

  • sand lot — {n.} A field, vacant lot, or other open place used as a sports playing field, usually by younger teams or by amateurs who can t afford to use anything better. * /Rogers Hornsby, who was National League baseball batting champion six times, first… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sand lot — {n.} A field, vacant lot, or other open place used as a sports playing field, usually by younger teams or by amateurs who can t afford to use anything better. * /Rogers Hornsby, who was National League baseball batting champion six times, first… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sand\ lot — noun A field, vacant lot, or other open place used as a sports playing field, usually by younger teams or by amateurs who can t afford to use anything better. Rogers Hornsby, who was National League baseball batting champion six times, first… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • sand lot — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. amateur, pickup, Little League, Twilight League; see baseball …   English dictionary for students

  • sand·lot — /ˈsændˌlɑːt/ noun, pl lots [count] US : an empty area of land in a city where children play games or sports sandlot adj, always used before a noun sandlot games/baseball …   Useful english dictionary

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