sandworm

[ sand-wurm ]
/ ˈsændˌwɜrm /
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noun

any of several marine worms that live in sand.

Nearby words

  1. sandwich islands,
  2. sandwich man,
  3. sandwich panel,
  4. sandwich tern,
  5. sandwiched,
  6. sandwort,
  7. sandy,
  8. sandy blight,
  9. sandy city,
  10. sandy hook

Origin of sandworm

First recorded in 1770–80; sand + worm

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Examples from the Web for sandworm

  • Using as light a sinker as possible, with clam or sandworm bait, the angler may be assured of success.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others|James Alexander Henshall


British Dictionary definitions for sandworm

sandworm

/ (ˈsændˌwɜːm) /

noun

any of various polychaete worms that live in burrows on sandy shores, esp the lugworm
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