American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A blast of air or steam carrying sand at high velocity to etch glass or to clean stone or metal surfaces.
- n. A machine used to apply such a blast.
- n. A strong wind carrying sand along.
- v. To apply a sandblast to (a building, for example).
- v. 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, rust, paint etc. from the surface of objects.
- n. a blast of wind laden with sand
- v. grind with a sandblast
“The best way to do this is to sandblast the radiators.”
“My old apartment building, built by a great uncle's bankrupt family company, is getting a sandblast.”
“There is weight behind them, and the impact of the driven water is like a sandblast.”
“Ash and grit from volcanic eruptions can sabotage a plane in various ways: the abrasive ash can sandblast a jet's windshield, block fuel nozzles, contaminate the oil system and electronics and plug the tubes that sense airspeed.”
“Ash and grit from volcanic eruptions can sabotage a plane in many ways: the abrasive ash can sandblast a jet's windshield, block fuel nozzles, contaminate the oil system and electronics and plug the tubes that sense airspeed.”
“I still have a bunch of billets of glass to sandblast and engrave if'n we want to give out the proposed awards ...”
“But instead of healing, instead of mending all those tiny molecules back together, Sophia used her power to tear them apart, to break them down and then slowly sandblast them away into nothingness.”
“Like they have to pay some guy a hundred dollars an hour to sandblast a little spray paint off an alleyway.”
“In the old days microdermabrasion employed crystals to sandblast the face, but that method has been replaced by an instrument with a rough, rounded tip that moves over the skin to polish it mechanically.”
“And now excuse me, I am going to sandblast my eyes.”
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