Definition of sandboy

1 : a peddler of sand at a seashore resort used chiefly in the phrase happy as a sandboy
2 : any of various hopping insects (as a sand flea) found on sandy beaches
3a : one who sprinkles sand on bricks to prevent their sticking together in the kiln
b : an operator of a machine for separating floor tiles from the sand that held them in the saggers

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sand entry 1 + boy

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“Sandboy.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 8 December 2019.

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