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Noun: sandbox  'sand,bóks
  1. Mould consisting of a box with sand shaped to mould metal
     
  2. [N. Amer] A plaything consisting of a pile of sand or a box filled with sand for children to play in
    - sandpile [N. Amer], sandpit [Brit]
     
  3. (computing) an isolated environment in which a program can be run or tested, for example to prevent accidental damage to other parts of the system
    "In computer security, a sandbox is a security mechanism for separating running programs. It is often used to execute untested code, or untrusted programs"

Derived forms: sandboxes

Type of: cast, mold [N. Amer], mould [Brit, Cdn], plaything, toy

Encyclopedia: Sandbox