Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Heavy paper coated on one side with sand or other abrasive material and used for smoothing surfaces.
  • transitive v. To rub with or as if with sandpaper.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a strong paper coated with sand or other abrasive material for smoothing and polishing.
  • n. a sheet of such paper
  • v. To polish or grind (a surface) with or as if with sandpaper.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Paper covered on one side with sand glued fast, -- used for smoothing and polishing.
  • transitive v. To smooth or polish with sandpaper.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Stout paper coated with hot glue and then sprinkled with sharp sand of different degrees of fineness.
  • To rub, smooth, or polish with sandpaper.
  • Hence, figuratively To make smooth or even; polish, as a literary composition.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. stiff paper coated with powdered emery or sand
  • v. rub with sandpaper

Etymologies

sand +‎ paper (Wiktionary)

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