Dictionary.com

sandblast

[ sand-blast, -blahst ]
/ ˈsændˌblæst, -ˌblɑst /
Save This Word!

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.
QUIZ
FIRE UP YOUR VOCAB FOR A "RED" SYNONYMS QUIZ
No fire engine reds here, only a fierce collection of vibrant words for the color red to test yourself on.
Question 1 of 7
What does "amaranth" mean?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of sandblast

First recorded in 1870–75; sand + blast

OTHER WORDS FROM sandblast

sandblaster, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use sandblast in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for sandblast

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
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
FEEDBACK