sand-paper

sandpaper

[sand-pey-per]
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:
1815–25; sand + paper

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sandpaper (ˈsændˌpeɪpə)
 
n
1.  (formerly) a strong paper coated with sand for smoothing and polishing
2.  a common name for glasspaper
 
vb
3.  (tr) to polish or grind (a surface) with or as if with sandpaper

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