sandbag

[ sand-bag ]
/ ˈsændˌbæg /

noun

a bag filled with sand, used in fortification, as ballast, etc.
such a bag used as a weapon.

verb (used with object), sand·bagged, sand·bag·ging.

verb (used without object), sand·bagged, sand·bag·ging.

  1. Poker. to sandbag one or more opponents.
  2. Informal. to sandbag an opponent or competitor: guys that sandbag and fall back a little in the first race to get a better starting spot in the second.

QUIZZES

DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
Question 1 of 10
decorum

Origin of sandbag

First recorded in 1580–90; sand + bag

OTHER WORDS FROM sandbag

sand·bag·ger, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for sandbagged

British Dictionary definitions for sandbagged

sandbag
/ (ˈsændˌbæɡ) /

noun

a sack filled with sand used for protection against gunfire, floodwater, etc, or as ballast in a balloon, ship, etc
a bag filled with sand and used as a weapon

verb -bags, -bagging or -bagged (tr)

to protect or strengthen with sandbags
to hit with or as if with a sandbag
finance to obstruct (an unwelcome takeover bid) by prolonging talks in the hope that an acceptable bidder will come forward

Derived forms of sandbag

sandbagger, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012