Origin of sandworm

First recorded in 1770–80; sand + worm Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for sandworm

Historical Examples of sandworm

  • Amut Ben Butler carefully flicked a sandworm off his silver and black girdle.

    The Shriek

    Charles Somerville

  • 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


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