An abrasive paper coated on one side with sand grains. Sandpaper is sold in several grades of coarseness. The coarseness is usually specified by the size sieve that the particles can pass through, i.e., 400 grit is finer than 100 grit.
Synonyms and Related Terms
emery paper; garnet paper
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 689
- Tom Rowland, Noel Riley, A-Z Guide to Cleaning, Conserving and Repairing Antiques, Constable and Co., Ltd., London, 1981
- Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937