• WordNet 3.6
    • n sandblaster a tool that throws out a blast of steam laden with sand; used to clean or grind hard surfaces
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In literature:

In the "sandblast" process the surface of the glass is exposed to a stream of sharp sand driven by compressed air.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 1" by Various

In news:

While Robert was cutting and sanding, Mike got busy with the steel parts of the bodywork, sandblasting the frame and firewall.
Preferred Sandblasting & Painting to Recoat Beacon Tower.
Sandblasting Jeans for 'Distressed' Look Proved Harmful for Textile Workers.
Sandblasting denim jeans has long been banned in Europe and the U.S.
Steve Jobs stood just inside the main entrance to Pixar Animation Studios, gazing across the broad atrium, flanked by sandblasted-steel bridges, that forms the main artery of the building.
The downtown area has a few more parking spots after crews sandblasted and repainted spots on Franklin St early Tuesday morning.
Removal of Conformal Coating with Small Sandblasters.
Removal of conformal coating with small sandblasters.
Curiosity Rover Prepares for Internal Sandblasting.
With sandblasted screams that many death-metal vocalists would envy, Perry is an anomaly in a genre in which ugliness is often a virtue.
Duo that sandblasted their way through Taxi.
Wooden-boat owners have the added option of using heat to remove old bottom paint, while aluminum or steel hulls can stand up to sandblasting .
When the couple started remodeling, their friends' questions only grew: Why did they sandblast the block exterior, rather than repaint.
My home office needed repainting OK, it didn't need repainting so much as it needed a good, long sandblasting.
Hydrofluoric acid or a similar chemical may be used to give glass a matte, frosted appearance (similar to that obtained by surface sandblasting).