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Definitions for sandpaper
ˈsændˌpeɪ pərsand·pa·per

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. emery paper, sandpaperverb

    stiff paper coated with powdered emery or sand

  2. sandpaper, sandverb

    rub with sandpaper

    "sandpaper the wooden surface"


  1. sandpapernoun

    a strong paper coated with sand or other abrasive material for smoothing and polishing.

  2. sandpapernoun

    a sheet of such paper

  3. sandpaperverb

    To polish or grind (a surface) with or as if with sandpaper.


  1. Sandpaper

    Sandpaper and glasspaper are names used for a type of coated abrasive that consists of sheets of paper or cloth with abrasive material glued to one face. There are many varieties of sandpaper, with variations in the paper or backing, the material used for the grit, grit size, and the bond. In the modern manufacture of these products, sand and glass have been replaced by other abrasives such as aluminium oxide or silicon carbide. It is common to use the name of the abrasive when describing the paper, e.g. "aluminium oxide paper", or "silicon carbide paper". Sandpaper is produced in a range of grit sizes and is used to remove material from surfaces, whether to make them smoother (for example, in painting and wood finishing), to remove a layer of material (such as old paint), or sometimes to make the surface rougher (for example, as a preparation for gluing). The grit size of sandpaper is usually stated as a number that is inversely related to the particle size. A small number such as 20 or 40 indicates a coarse grit, while a large number such as 1500 indicates a fine grit.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sandpapernoun

    paper covered on one side with sand glued fast, -- used for smoothing and polishing

  2. Sandpaperverb

    to smooth or polish with sandpaper; as, to sandpaper a door


  1. Sandpaper

    Sandpaper, real name glasspaper, is a heavy paper with abrasive material attached to its surface. Sandpaper is part of the "coated abrasives" family of abrasive products. It is used to remove small amounts of material from surfaces, either to make them smoother, to remove a layer of material, or sometimes to make the surface rougher.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sandpaper in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sandpaper in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of sandpaper in a Sentence

  1. Claire Carmalt:

    I think the improvement is the fact that we get this very resistant coating, so generally these superhydrophobic coatings are very mechanically weak, so can be easily rubbed off over time, whereas by applying this spray adhesive we've managed to get very resistant coatings that are resistant to, as I say, rubbing or scratching and with sandpaper and so on.

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