[ sand-pey-per ]
/ ˈsændˌpeɪ pər /


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.

Origin of sandpaper

First recorded in 1815–25; sand + paper Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for sandpaper

/ (ˈsændˌpeɪpə) /


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


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