noun sand·pa·per \-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



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

SANDPAPERY Defined for Kids


noun sand·pa·per \ˈsand-ˌpā-pər\

Definition of SANDPAPER for Kids

:  paper that has rough material (as sand) glued on one side and is used for smoothing and polishing


Next Word in the Dictionary: sandpapererPrevious Word in the Dictionary: sandpaintingAll Words Near: sandpaper
July 04, 2015
stringent Hear it
rigorous, strict, or severe
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears