sandblast

[ sand-blast, -blahst ]
/ ˈsændˌblæst, -ˌblɑst /

noun

a blast of air or steam laden with sand, used to clean, grind, cut, or decorate hard surfaces, as of glass, stone, or metal.
the apparatus used to apply such a blast.

verb (used with or without object)

to clean, smooth, etc., with a sandblast.

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Origin of sandblast

First recorded in 1870–75; sand + blast

OTHER WORDS FROM sandblast

sand·blast·er, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for 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

sandblast
/ (ˈsændˌblɑːst) /

noun

a jet of sand or grit blown from a nozzle under air, water, or steam pressure

verb (tr)

to clean, grind, or decorate (a surface) with a sandblast

Derived forms of sandblast

sandblaster, noun
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