[ 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

Other words from sandblast

  • sandblaster, noun

Words Nearby sandblast Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use sandblast in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for sandblast


/ (ˈsændˌblɑːst) /

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

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

Derived forms of sandblast

  • sandblaster, noun

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