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 Momentum used recycled glass as an abrasive material to sandblast the dumpster for the art project. Sara Tabin, The Salt Lake Tribune, "This outdoor art project adds vibrancy to overlooked parts of Salt Lake City," 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, "Plankinton Avenue bridge will close for two weeks," 20 May 2020 The best results will be from sandblasting the metal. Bryce M. Towsley, Outdoor Life, "3 Ways to Refinish Your Gun With a Custom Paint Job," 13 May 2020 And now, a lot of that gets to be sandblasted away. Scott Bay, Travel + Leisure, "‘Killing Eve’ Star Shares Her Favorite Travel Moments While Filming the Award-winning Series," 19 Apr. 2020 Prior to finding its way to Brunswick, it had been sandblasted and electrified in Cincinnati. Sam Boyer, cleveland, "Historical society volunteers save bell for future generations," 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, "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

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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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“Sandblast.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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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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