- partially blind; dim-sighted.
Origin of sand-blind
- not completely blind; partially able to seeCompare stone-blind
Word Origin and History for sand-blind
also sandblind, "half-blind," c.1400, probably altered (by influence of sand) from Old English *samblind, the first element from West Germanic *sami-, from PIE *semi- (see semi-); cf. Old English samlæred "half-taught, badly instructed," samstorfen "half-dead."