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 Standing amid workbenches and sewing machines, belt sanders and hand tools, Merrell began building my boots, helped by Preston Barker, 24, who started working here as an apprentice two years ago. Los Angeles Times, "He was seeking custom-made boots. The journey led to a life deeply touched by love and death and leather," 22 Oct. 2019 Get our favorite drill in Amazon's set—complete with a tool bag, impact driver and an orbital sander, for all your refinishing needs—or score the drill on its own for nearly $100 less than list price. Sara Rodrigues, House Beautiful, "Amazon's Best Prime Day Deal Is Its Discounts on DeWalt Tools," 15 July 2019 Our biggest goof: Using a power sander without a vacuum attachment. Jourdan Fairchild, House Beautiful, "I Renovated My Fireplace After Watching Hours of YouTube, and This is What You Should Know," 12 June 2019 Makita has been making some of our favorite power tools for years, including cordless, electric chainsaws, power sanders, drills, and more. Paige Szmodis, Popular Mechanics, "Amazon Slashes Prices on Makita Tools Today Only," 6 June 2019 Afterward, sand the wood using a medium-grit (60 to 100 grit) sandpaper either manually or using an electric sander, concentrating on rough areas where the existing paint or varnish has bubbled or peeled. Daniel Bortz, The Seattle Times, "How to give your kitchen a facelift for less? Use paint," 7 Sep. 2018 Essential tools include 1200- and 2000-grit wet-and-dry sandpaper, an electric sander, masking tape, an air compressor or a spray gun, newspapers for masking off, face masks, safety glasses, and paint thinners. Anthony Alaniz, Popular Mechanics, "How to Paint a Car," 4 Feb. 2019 Just be sure to empty the sander's dust-collection bag frequently. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Safely Remove Paint," 25 Jan. 2019 With a drill, sander, jig saw, oscillating tool, router, and impact driver attachments, the tool kit is a good one-stop shop. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Conquer the Fall with These Discounted Leaf Blowers," 1 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of sander

1627, in the meaning defined above

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“Sander.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 10 December 2019.

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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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