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sandpaper

noun sand·pa·per \ ˈsan(d)-ˌpā-pər \
|Updated on: 13 Jun 2018

Definition of sandpaper

: paper covered on one side with abrasive material (such as sand) glued fast and used for smoothing and polishing

sandpapery

play \ˈsan(d)-ˌpā-p(ə-)rē\ adjective

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First Known Use of sandpaper

1755

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sandpaper

verb

Definition of sandpaper

sandpapered; sandpapering; sandpapers
: to rub with or as if with sandpaper

First Known Use of sandpaper

1846

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SANDPAPER Defined for English Language Learners

sandpaper

Definition of sandpaper for English Language Learners

  • : stiff paper that has a rough surface on one side and that is rubbed against something (such as a piece of wood) to make it smooth


sandpaper

Definition of sandpaper for English Language Learners

  • : to make (something) smooth by rubbing it with sandpaper


SANDPAPER Defined for Kids

sandpaper

noun sand·pa·per \ ˈsand-ˌpā-pər \

Definition of sandpaper for Students

: paper that has rough material (as sand) glued on one side and is used for smoothing and polishing


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