Definitions for sandboxˈsændˌbɒks

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sand•boxˈsændˌbɒks(n.)

  1. a box or receptacle for holding sand, esp. one for children to play in.

Origin of sandbox:

1565–75

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sandbox(noun)

    mold consisting of a box with sand shaped to mold metal

  2. sandbox, sandpile, sandpit(noun)

    a plaything consisting of a pile of sand or a box filled with sand for children to play in

Wiktionary

  1. sandbox(Noun)

    A children's play area consisting of a box filled with sand.

  2. sandbox(Noun)

    A box filled with sand that is shaped to form a mould for metal casting

  3. sandbox(Noun)

    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.

  4. sandbox(Noun)

    A page on a wiki where users are free to experiment without destroying or damaging any legitimate content.

  5. sandbox(Verb)

    To restrict (a program, etc.) by placing it in a sandbox.

Freebase

  1. Sandbox

    Sandbox is the second album by Guided by Voices. It was released in 1987.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. sandbox

    (also ‘sandbox, the’) 1. Common term for the R&D department at many software and computer companies (where hackers in commercial environments are likely to be found). Half-derisive, but reflects the truth that research is a form of creative play. Compare playpen. 2. Syn. link farm. 3. A controlled environment within which potentially dangerous programs are run. Used esp. in reference to Java implementations. 4. A checked-out copy of a source tree, on which one may safely perform builds without interfereing with others.

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