sand·​blast | \ ˈsan(d)-ˌblast How to pronounce sandblast (audio) \

Definition of sandblast

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a stream of sand projected by compressed air (as for engraving, cutting, or cleaning glass or stone)


sandblasted; sandblasting; sandblasts

Definition of sandblast (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to affect or treat with or as if with a sandblast

Other Words from sandblast


sandblaster noun

Examples of sandblast in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Momentum used recycled glass as an abrasive material to sandblast the dumpster for the art project. Sara Tabin, The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 Dec. 2020 The closure will allow contractors to sandblast and paint as part of the bridge and roadway rehabilitation project in the area, according to a city news release. Elliot Hughes, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 May 2020 The best results will be from sandblasting the metal. Bryce M. Towsley, Outdoor Life, 13 May 2020 And now, a lot of that gets to be sandblasted away. Scott Bay, Travel + Leisure, 19 Apr. 2020 Prior to finding its way to Brunswick, it had been sandblasted and electrified in Cincinnati. Sam Boyer, cleveland, 30 Nov. 2019 In five minutes, the app had sandblasted my cognitive matter with twenty TikToks that had the legibility and logic of a narcoleptic dream. Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker, 23 Sep. 2019 Instead, the Pailies sandblasted, falsely restamped and reshipped the metal. Edmund H. Mahony,, 28 Aug. 2019 The Minnesota slide was sandblasted and painted in April. Deanna Weniger, Twin Cities, 18 Aug. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of sandblast


1871, in the meaning defined above


1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Sandblast.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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