sandpaper

[ sand-pey-per ]
/ ˈsændˌpeɪ pər /

noun

strong paper coated with a layer of sand or other abrasive, used for smoothing or polishing.

verb (used with object)

to smooth or polish with or as if with sandpaper.

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Origin of sandpaper

First recorded in 1815–25; sand + paper
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British Dictionary definitions for sandpaper

sandpaper
/ (ˈsændˌpeɪpə) /

noun

(formerly) a strong paper coated with sand for smoothing and polishing
a common name for glasspaper

verb

(tr) to polish or grind (a surface) with or as if with sandpaper
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