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[sand-blast, -blahst] /ˈsændˌblæst, -ˌblɑst/
a blast of air or steam laden with sand, used to clean, grind, cut, or decorate hard surfaces, as of glass, stone, or metal.
the apparatus used to apply such a blast.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
to clean, smooth, etc., with a sandblast.
Origin of sandblast
1870-75; sand + blast
Related forms
sandblaster, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for sandblast
  • sandblast artists wear heavy protective clothing and helmets that cover the head and fit down over the shoulders.
  • The nine rooms come in a jumble of sizes and feature high ceilings and walls of either whitewashed or sandblast tones.
  • sandblast clean all exposed reinforcing steel and concrete surfaces before placing new concrete.
  • Also, leaves are more sensitive to sandblast damage than stems and leaf residues decompose faster.
  • sandblast clean all precast surfaces prior to placement of the rapid setting concrete.
  • Standard precast finishes are smooth form, sandblast, or acid etch.
British Dictionary definitions for sandblast


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