sandworm

[ sand-wurm ]
/ ˈsændˌwɜrm /

noun

any of several marine worms that live in sand.

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Origin of sandworm

First recorded in 1770–80; sand + worm
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Example sentences 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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