Definitions for sandboxˈsændˌbɒks
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a box or receptacle for holding sand, esp. one for children to play in.
Origin of sandbox:
mold consisting of a box with sand shaped to mold metal
sandbox, sandpile, sandpit(noun)
a plaything consisting of a pile of sand or a box filled with sand for children to play in
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
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.
A page on a wiki where users are free to experiment without destroying or damaging any legitimate content.
To restrict (a program, etc.) by placing it in a sandbox.
Sandbox is the second album by Guided by Voices. It was released in 1987.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
(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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