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sandlot Syllabification: sand·lot
Pronunciation: /ˈsan(d)ˌlät/

Definition of sandlot in English:


North American
1A piece of unoccupied land used by children for games.
Example sentences
  • He came straight off the sandlots of Baltimore to become one of the game's great right fielders.
  • So he learned more about sports on sandlots than in the gym.
  • He was 17 when the Expos acquired the high school dropout off the Dominican sandlots in March 1993.
1.1 [as modifier] Denoting or relating to sports played by amateurs: sandlot baseball
More example sentences
  • As the son of a semipro athlete who played sandlot baseball and football into his early 40's, he came by that blocky, unbreakable body by way of genetic inheritance.
  • He grew up playing soccer and sandlot baseball after spending mornings baking bread in his grandfather's bakery.
  • He was pitching for Mike's Diner in Class B sandlot baseball when he was signed by a Boston Red Sox scout, receiving a $500 bonus.

Words that rhyme with sandlot

boycott • dovecote • melilot

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