1878 (implied in sand-blasted), from sand (n.) + blast (v.). Related: Sand-blasting.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for sand-blast

Historical Examples of sand-blast

  • The sand-blast has been checked, the power of the west wind broken.

  • This sort of glass is known as sand-blast glass, and the art of making it, they say, chanced to be discovered near the seashore.

    The Story of Glass

    Sara Ware Bassett

  • All these effects have been obtained with a simple model of the sand-blast devised by my assistant.

  • It would probably take many days to perform this work by any ordinary process; with the sand-blast it was accomplished in an hour.

  • We drove slowly away, against the fine, icy snow which cut our faces like a sand-blast.

    My Antonia

    Willa Cather