playstead

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English *playstede, playstude, from Old English plæġstede (playplace), equivalent to play +‎ stead.

Noun[edit]

playstead (plural playsteads)

  1. An area designated for recreation and play; a park.
    • 1924, Maurice B. Dorgan, History of Lawrence, Massachusetts, page 105:
      The number of parks and playsteads has been greatly increased during the last several years which have seen the acquisition of the Michael E. Howard playstead at Lawrence and Arlington Streets, a little over four and one-half acres; []

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