sandpaper
I. noun Date: 1755 paper covered on one side with abrasive material (as sand) glued fast and used for smoothing and polishing • sandpapery adjective II. transitive verb Date: 1846 to rub with or as if with sandpaper

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  • Sandpaper — Sand pa per, v. t. To smooth or polish with sandpaper; as, to sandpaper a door. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sandpaper — ► NOUN ▪ paper with sand or another abrasive stuck to it, used for smoothing wooden or other surfaces. ► VERB ▪ smooth with sandpaper. DERIVATIVES sandpapery adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • sandpaper — [sand′pā΄pər] n. strong paper with sand or other abrasive glued on one side, used for smoothing and polishing vt. to smooth or polish with sandpaper …   English World dictionary

  • Sandpaper — Sand pa per, n. Paper covered on one side with sand glued fast, used for smoothing and polishing. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sandpaper — Abrasive Paper is a form of paper where an abrasive material has been fixed to its surface.Abrasive Paper is part of the Coated abrasives family of abrasive products. It is used to remove small amounts of material from surfaces, either to make… …   Wikipedia

  • sandpaper — {{11}}sandpaper (n.) also sand paper, 1788, from SAND (Cf. sand) (n.) + PAPER (Cf. paper) (n.). {{12}}sandpaper (v.) 1835, from SANDPAPER (Cf. sandpaper) (n.). Related: Sandpapered; sandpapering …   Etymology dictionary

  • sandpaper — sand|pa|per1 [ˈsændˌpeıpə US ər] n [U] strong paper covered on one side with sand or a similar substance, used for rubbing wood in order to make the surface smooth sandpaper 2 sandpaper2 v [T] to rub something with sandpaper …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sandpaper — sænd‚peɪpÉ™(r) n. paper coated with sand or abrasive material (used for smoothing and polishing surfaces) v. rub or smooth with sandpaper, polish with sandpaper …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sandpaper — /sand pay peuhr/, n. 1. strong paper coated with a layer of sand or other abrasive, used for smoothing or polishing. v.t. 2. to smooth or polish with or as if with sandpaper. [1815 25; SAND + PAPER] * * * …   Universalium

  • sandpaper — 1. noun a) a strong paper coated with sand or other abrasive material for smoothing and polishing. b) a sheet of such paper 2. verb To polish or grind (a surface) with or as if with sandpa …   Wiktionary

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