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

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sandblaster noun

Examples of sandblast in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb 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, "How TikTok Holds Our Attention," 23 Sep. 2019 Instead, the Pailies sandblasted, falsely restamped and reshipped the metal. Edmund H. Mahony,, "Two sentenced for selling substandard specialty metal to jet engine subcontractor," 28 Aug. 2019 The Minnesota slide was sandblasted and painted in April. Deanna Weniger, Twin Cities, "The Giant Slide turns 50. Here are 50 fun facts about the Minnesota State Fair tradition.," 18 Aug. 2019 The shell is also inspected for cracks, sandblasted, cleaned and repainted. Matt Kawahara,, "Raiders’ Antonio Brown seeks helmet resolution," 15 Aug. 2019 But they’re showstoppers, sandblasted with loving inscriptions and positive intentions. Los Angeles Times, "The best reusable water bottles, for when you’re ready to ditch your plastic habit," 19 July 2019 The land also had been a dumping ground for materials containing asbestos, pesticides, sandblasting grit, medical waste and tear gas agents. Kimberly Veklerov, San Francisco Chronicle, "Development begins at Alameda base that used troubled nuclear cleanup contractor," 23 May 2018 Fargeat shoots her early scenes from a distinctly male-gaze point of view, lingering on Lutz’s body in honeyed light (the film’s palette is lovely, all sandblasted pastels and ocher-blue sky). Taylor Antrim, Vogue, "Revenge Is an Exploitation Movie for the #MeToo Era," 11 May 2018 At Davis Square Station in Somerville, 11 poems were sandblasted into bricks, including nine on the railway platform. Cindy Cantrell,, "Making Boston’s poetry visible," 26 Apr. 2018

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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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The first known use of sandblast was in 1871

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English Language Learners Definition of sandblast

: to clean, polish, or decorate the surface of (something) by spraying sand on it with a powerful machine

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