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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