sand·​er | \ ˈsan-dər How to pronounce sander (audio) \

Definition of sander

: 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 This inexpensive tool is a solid entry-level sander, or one for smaller jobs. Popular Science, "Reliable random orbital sanders for your workshop," 9 Oct. 2020 Clamp each leg to the workbench and use a sharp hand plane or belt sander to smooth away saw marks and refine the leg profile [10]. Neal Barrett, Popular Mechanics, "Make a Kitchen Table That Will Last Generations," 14 Nov. 2020 This sander features a 3-amp motor for 12,000 orbits per minute. Popular Science, "Reliable random orbital sanders for your workshop," 9 Oct. 2020 His wife, Debi, told the TV station that Curtis had been perfectly healthy in early March, doing the family’s grocery shopping and going to his job as a sander at a glass company. Washington Post, "Live updates: Senior military officials quarantining after Coast Guard admiral tests positive for covid-19," 6 Oct. 2020 Allow the filler to cure at least an hour, before sanding it smooth by hand with 80-grit sandpaper or with a random-orbit sander. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "Common Home Repairs You Can Do on Your Own," 25 Aug. 2020 The plastic case for a spare power sander that’s still listed for sale on Craigslist. Rafil Kroll-zaidi, Harper's Magazine, "Reason Not the Need," 15 Sep. 2020 Once the glue is cured, clean up the joinery with a palm sander. Richard Romanski, Popular Mechanics, "How To Make a Box," 29 Aug. 2020 Use a belt sander to knock off any irregularities, then run counter-clockwise around its perimeter with a rounding-over bit in a router. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "How To Build a Nail Tray From Scrap Wood," 15 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of sander

1627, in the meaning defined above

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28 Dec 2020

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“Sander.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of sander

: an electric tool that is used to make a surface smooth
US : a machine that is used for spreading sand on icy roads

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