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sandpit (plural sandpits)
- A place or pit from which sand is excavated.
- A children’s play area consisting of a large container filled with sand.
- Synonym: sandbox
- (television) A small-scale illustrative model of the theater of war in the Middle East.
- 1991, British Broadcasting Corporation, “The Annual Report & Accounts”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name):
- Originally designed to illustrate Kuwait and the oil pipelines, the 'sandpit', based on maps and photographs to a scale of 1:1,000,000, was extended to include other countries.
- 1992, Richard Hamilton, Simon Wilson, “Richard Hamilton: 17 June - 6 September 1992, Tate Gallery”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name):
- […] the commentaries on the battle given by Peter Snow with the aid of a model of the theatre of war, known as the 'Sandpit'.
- 2005, Robert Fisk, “The Great War for civilisation: the conquest of the Middle East”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name):
- […] a conflict that did not fit so easily into the television studios, with their super-patriotic anchormen, their verbose ex-generals, their model tanks and their bloodless sandpits.
place where sand is excavated
children's play area