[sand-blast, -blahst]
  1. a blast of air or steam laden with sand, used to clean, grind, cut, or decorate hard surfaces, as of glass, stone, or metal.
  2. the apparatus used to apply such a blast.
verb (used with or without object)
  1. to clean, smooth, etc., with a sandblast.

Origin of sandblast

First recorded in 1870–75; sand + blast
Related formssand·blast·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for sand-blasted

Historical Examples of sand-blasted

  • The lamps are enclosed in sand-blasted glass globes, and excellent distribution is secured by the use of reflectors.

  • And all the nymphs and satyrs and dryads and fauns and centaurs had had their pedestals rebuilt and were sand-blasted clean.

    The Cosmic Computer

    Henry Beam Piper

British Dictionary definitions for sand-blasted


  1. a jet of sand or grit blown from a nozzle under air, water, or steam pressure
verb (tr)
  1. to clean, grind, or decorate (a surface) with a sandblast
Derived Formssandblaster, noun
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