sandpaper

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

1sand·pa·per

noun \-ˌpā-pər\

: stiff paper that has a rough surface on one side and that is rubbed against something (such as a piece of wood) to make it smooth

Full Definition of SANDPAPER

:  paper covered on one side with abrasive material (as sand) glued fast and used for smoothing and polishing
sand·pa·pery \-p(ə-)rē\ adjective

First Known Use of SANDPAPER

1755

2sandpaper

transitive verb

: to make (something) smooth by rubbing it with sandpaper

Full Definition of SANDPAPER

:  to rub with or as if with sandpaper

First Known Use of SANDPAPER

1846

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