sander

noun

sand·​er ˈsan-dər How to pronounce sander (audio)
: one that sands: such as
a
: a device for spreading sand on newly surfaced or icy roads
also : the device together with the truck that bears it
b
: a device that smooths, polishes, or scours by means of abrasive material

called also sanding machine

Examples of sander in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After cleaning the furniture with a damp rag, sand it with 120-grit paper, by hand or with an orbital sander. Annie Midori Atherton, Washington Post, 10 Jan. 2024 Total cost, including an electric sander, paint and knobs, was under $200. Marni Jameson, The Mercury News, 25 Jan. 2024 Some contractors invest in sanders with vacuums to capture virtually all of the dust. Jeanne Huber, Washington Post, 12 Jan. 2024 Smaller items are best used with a stationary belt sander. Alex Rennie, Popular Mechanics, 8 Aug. 2023 Use a random-orbit sander, such as the DeWalt corded 5-inch sander with a hook-and-loop pad ($69.99 at Ace). Jeanne Huber, Washington Post, 7 Apr. 2023 Finally, don’t get carried away with the orbital sander. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 28 Aug. 2023 Choose a detail sander, which has a long, narrow belt for accessing awkward or tight areas. Alex Rennie, Popular Mechanics, 8 Aug. 2023 Most automatic sanders feature these hoses, and some manual options do, too. Alex Rennie, Popular Mechanics, 1 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1627, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sander was in 1627

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“Sander.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sander. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

sander

noun
sand·​er ˈsan-dər How to pronounce sander (audio)
: one that sands: as
a
: a device for spreading sand (as on icy roads)
also : a truck that carries such a device
b
: a power tool that smooths or polishes using a rough material (as sandpaper)
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