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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈsændbɒks/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈsændbɑks/
Audio (US) (file)
- Hyphenation: sand‧box
sandbox (plural sandboxes)
- (US) A children's play area consisting of a box filled with sand.
- A box filled with sand that is shaped to form a mould for metal casting.
- A container for sand or pounce, used historically before blotting paper.
- An animal's litter box.
- (rail transport) A box carried on locomotives, from which sand runs onto the rails in front of the driving wheels, to prevent slipping.
- 1941 August, “Notes and News: The Swiss South Eastern Railway”, in Railway Magazine, page 376:
- For the most part they were small standard gauge 0-6-0 side tanks of the type illustrated, with long tapered chimneys and an unusual feature for the Continent in the shape of domeless boilers, the protuberance just behind the chimney being a sandbox.
- (computing) An isolated area where a program can be executed with a restricted portion of the resources available.
- Running a program in a sandbox can prevent it from doing any damage to the system.
- (Wikimedia jargon) A page on a wiki where users are free to experiment without destroying or damaging any legitimate content.
- (US, military, slang, usually "The Sandbox") The Middle East.
- (play enclosure with sand): sandpit (UK):
- (rail transport) sand dome
box with sand for children
box of sand for mould-making
animal's litter box — see litter box
rail transport: box from which sand runs onto the rails
computing: isolated program execution area
military slang: the Middle East
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- (computing, transitive) To restrict (a program, etc.) by placing it in a sandbox.
- 2011, Richard Wagner, Building Facebook Applications For Dummies: