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 set comes with a half-inch drill, impact driver, reciprocating saw, circular saw, random orbital sander, LED light, two batteries, and a charger. Taylor Giangregorio, Popular Mechanics, 18 May 2022 Sandpaper used on a belt or orbital sander is fine, but avoid harsher abrasions made by rotary sanders, pressure washers, and sand blasters. Barbara Bellesi Zito, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 May 2022 Other possible causes include necrotizing fasciitis, chancroid, lymphogranuloma venereum, anogenital cutaneous amebiasis, cancer, or a belt sander. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 24 Oct. 2021 Sand smooth with a belt sander that is fitted with a coarse-grit belt. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, 24 Apr. 2021 Start with a clean, grease-free pan and use an orbit sander to make thorough passes with 80-, 100-, and then 120-grit discs until the surface is smooth and bronze in color. The Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, 26 July 2021 Megan handled the painting, first hand-sanding the cabinet boxes and using an orbital sander on the doors and drawers. Sarah Egge, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 June 2021 For the dad who likes to work on detailed projects, give him a hand sander. Jennifer Miko, Chron, 1 June 2021 Clean the work area thoroughly when you are done and vacuum the sander clean. Paige Szmodis, Popular Mechanics, 19 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of sander

1627, in the meaning defined above

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8 Jun 2022

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“Sander.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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