sand pit


sand pit
   A depression, ditch or pit excavated to furnish sand for roads or other construction purposes off-site; a type of borrow pit.
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  • sand·pit — /ˈsændˌpıt/ noun, pl pits [count] Brit : ↑sandbox …   Useful english dictionary

  • sand pit — A digging upon land where sand in salable quantities is obtainable. Williamson v Jones, 43 W Va 562, 27 SE 411 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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  • Sand casting — Sand casting, also known as sand molded casting, is a metal casting process characterized by using sand as the mold material. It is relatively cheap and sufficiently refractory even for steel foundry use. A suitable bonding agent (usually clay)… …   Wikipedia

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  • Sand — Sand, n. [AS. sand; akin to D. zand, G. sand, OHG. sant, Icel. sandr, Dan. & Sw. sand, Gr. ?.] 1. Fine particles of stone, esp. of siliceous stone, but not reduced to dust; comminuted stone in the form of loose grains, which are not coherent when …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English