sandblast

sandblast
sand•blast
[[t]ˈsændˌblæst, -ˌblɑst[/t]] n.
1) a blast of air or steam laden with sand, used to clean, grind, cut, or decorate hard surfaces
2) to clean, smooth, etc., with a sandblast
Etymology: 1870–75 sand′blast`er, n.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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