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sandpaper

[sand-pey-per] /ˈsændˌpeɪ pər/
noun
1.
strong paper coated with a layer of sand or other abrasive, used for smoothing or polishing.
verb (used with object)
2.
to smooth or polish with or as if with sandpaper.
Origin of sandpaper
1815-1825
1815-25; sand + paper
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sandpaper

/ˈsændˌpeɪpə/
noun
1.
(formerly) a strong paper coated with sand for smoothing and polishing
2.
a common name for glasspaper
verb
3.
(transitive) to polish or grind (a surface) with or as if with sandpaper
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Word Origin and History for sandpaper
n.

also sand-paper, 1788, from sand (n.) + paper (n.).

v.

1835, from sandpaper (n.). Related: Sandpapered; sandpapering.

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