From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
Conistra \Co*nis"tra\, noun [NL., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? dust.] (Greek Antiq.) Originally, a part of the palestra, or gymnasium among the Greeks; either the place where sand was stored for use in sprinkling the wrestlers, or the wrestling ground itself. Hence, a part of the orchestra of the Greek theater.
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