- to clean, smooth, etc., with a sandblast.
Origin of sandblast
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Examples from the Web for sandblast
They are sometimes sharpened with a sandblast, but ordinarily when dull are discarded.Handwork in Wood</p>
There is weight behind them, and the impact of the driven water is like a sandblast.The Cruise of the Snark
In the “sandblast” process the surface of the glass is exposed to a stream of sharp sand driven by compressed air.
Etchings executed on glass with suitable kinds of ink are accurately worked out by the sandblast.Fragments of science, V. 1-2
- a jet of sand or grit blown from a nozzle under air, water, or steam pressure
- to clean, grind, or decorate (a surface) with a sandblast
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