Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that sands, especially.
  • noun A device that spreads sand on roads.
  • noun Such a device together with the truck that carries it.
  • noun A machine having a powered abrasive-covered disk or belt, used for smoothing or polishing surfaces.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person employed to sand wood.
  • noun A machine to mechanize the process of sanding.
  • noun A device which spreads sand in snowy or icy conditions to improve traction.
  • noun archaic Previously a small device resembling a saltshaker but containing sand that was shaken over a document to remove excess ink.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

to sand + -er

Examples

  • And what the hell is anyone doing with a sander out in the bayou, anyway?

    Dan Persons: Cinefantastique Post-Mortem: Hatchet II

  • (Among them: James Corr, a Lehman Brothers casualty turned stay-at-home dad who has invented a mountable wall ledge to hang marathon medals; massage therapist Natalia Rodriguez, creator of a multiform pillow; and military veteran turned film extra Bruce Taylor, the man behind the Mighty Mouth Suck It Up, a dust-free sander.)

    Group Is Mother of Inventions

  • I promise I'll come up with something pithy, witty, or at least worth reading as soon as I can string three coherent thoughts in a row without wanting to scream and take a belt sander to the kneecaps of the nearest corporate CEO.

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • And what the hell is anyone doing with a sander out in the bayou, anyway?

    Dan Persons: Cinefantastique Post-Mortem: Hatchet II

  • And what the hell is anyone doing with a sander out in the bayou, anyway?

    Dan Persons: Cinefantastique Post-Mortem: Hatchet II

  • I promise I'll come up with something pithy, witty, or at least worth reading as soon as I can string three coherent thoughts in a row without wanting to scream and take a belt sander to the kneecaps of the nearest corporate CEO.

    Existential Dilemma

  • Their source is the artist, three meters above me on an improvised platform at the front of a fork-lift truck, using a handheld sander to smooth a colossal section of a fiberglass model.

    A Magnificent Obsession

  • Andrew Testa/Panos for The Wall Street Journal Nic Fiddian-Green uses a handheld sander to smooth a section of a fiberglass model that will be finished in lead.

    Wild Horses

  • Other tools in the line include an auto hammer, multi-tool, circular saw, sander, drill/driver, and LED light.

    Builders’ Show: Craftsman's 3-minute battery charge

  • And what the hell is anyone doing with a sander out in the bayou, anyway?

    Dan Persons: Cinefantastique Post-Mortem: Hatchet II

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