- 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.
- the machine used to apply this blast
to engrave, clean, etc. with a sandblast
- a. A blast of air or steam carrying sand at high velocity to etch glass or to clean stone or metal surfaces.b. A machine used to apply such a blast.
- A strong wind carrying sand along.
transitive verbsand·blast·ed, sand·blast·ing, sand·blasts
To apply a sandblast to (a building, for example).
(third-person singular simple present sandblasts, present participle sandblasting, simple past and past participle sandblasted)
- 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.
- In the " sandblast " process the surface of the glass is exposed to a stream of sharp sand driven by compressed air.