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sandblast

[sand-blast, -blahst] /ˈsændˌblæst, -ˌblɑst/
noun
1.
a blast of air or steam laden with sand, used to clean, grind, cut, or decorate hard surfaces, as of glass, stone, or metal.
2.
the apparatus used to apply such a blast.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
3.
to clean, smooth, etc., with a sandblast.
Origin of sandblast
1870-1875
1870-75; sand + blast
Related forms
sandblaster, noun
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  • And all the nymphs and satyrs and dryads and fauns and centaurs had had their pedestals rebuilt and were sand-blasted clean.

    The Cosmic Computer Henry Beam Piper
  • The lamps are enclosed in sand-blasted glass globes, and excellent distribution is secured by the use of reflectors.

British Dictionary definitions for sand-blasted

sandblast

/ˈsændˌblɑːst/
noun
1.
a jet of sand or grit blown from a nozzle under air, water, or steam pressure
verb (transitive)
2.
to clean, grind, or decorate (a surface) with a sandblast
Derived Forms
sandblaster, noun
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