- strong paper coated with a layer of sand or other abrasive, used for smoothing or polishing.
verb (used with object)
- to smooth or polish with or as if with sandpaper.
- (formerly) a strong paper coated with sand for smoothing and polishing
- a common name for glasspaper
- (tr) to polish or grind (a surface) with or as if with sandpaper
n.also sand-paper, 1788, from sand (n.) + paper (n.). v.1835, from sandpaper (n.). Related: Sandpapered; sandpapering.