sand-blind

adjective
\ ˈsan(d)-ˌblīnd How to pronounce sand-blind (audio) \

Definition of sand-blind

: having poor eyesight : purblind

First Known Use of sand-blind

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sand-blind

Middle English, probably alteration of *samblind, from Old English sam- half (akin to Old High German sāmi- half) + blind — more at semi-

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“Sand-blind.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sand-blind. Accessed 21 November 2019.

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