sandblast
I. noun Date: 1871 a stream of sand projected by compressed air (as for engraving, cutting, or cleaning glass or stone) II. transitive verb Date: 1888 to affect or treat with or as if with a sandblast • sandblaster noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sandblast — [sand′blast΄, sand′bläst΄] n. 1. a current of air or steam carrying sand at a high velocity, used in etching glass and in cleaning or grinding hard surfaces, as of metals, stone, etc. 2. the machine used to apply this blast vt. to engrave, clean …   English World dictionary

  • sandblast — ► VERB ▪ roughen or clean with a jet of sand driven by compressed air or steam. DERIVATIVES sandblaster noun …   English terms dictionary

  • sandblast — UK [ˈsæn(d)ˌblɑːst] / US [ˈsæn(d)ˌblæst] verb [transitive] Word forms sandblast : present tense I/you/we/they sandblast he/she/it sandblasts present participle sandblasting past tense sandblasted past participle sandblasted to clean a surface… …   English dictionary

  • sandblast — sandblaster, n. /sand blast , blahst /, n. 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. v.t., v.i. 3. to clean, smooth …   Universalium

  • sandblast — sand•blast [[t]ˈsændˌblæst, ˌblɑst[/t]] n. 1) a blast of air or steam laden with sand, used to clean, grind, cut, or decorate hard surfaces 2) to clean, smooth, etc., with a sandblast • Etymology: 1870–75 sand′blast er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • sandblast — /ˈsændblast / (say sandblahst) 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. –verb (t) 2. to clean, smooth, etc., with a sandblast. {sand + blast}… …   Australian English dictionary

  • sandblast — verb /ˈsænd.blɑːst/ To spray with fast moving solid grains (such as sand propelled by compressed air, although softer material like sodium bicarbonate used for delicate materials may also be so referred to). The process is used for stripping dirt …   Wiktionary

  • sandblast — sand|blast [ˈsændbla:st US blæst] v [T] to clean or polish metal, stone, glass etc with a machine that sends out a powerful stream of sand …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sandblast — sand|blast [ sænd,blæst ] verb transitive to clean a surface with a special machine that uses high pressure to shoot sand against it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sandblast — sand·blast || sændblɑːst n. device that creates a strong current of air mixed with sand; strong current of air mixed with sand (used to clean, grind, or polish surfaces) v. grind or cut with a strong current of air mixed with sand; clean or… …   English contemporary dictionary

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