Definition of "sandbag" [sand•bag]

  • A bag filled with sand and used as ballast, in the formation of protective walls, or as a weapon. (noun)
  • To put sandbags in or around. (verb-transitive)
  • To hit with a sandbag. (verb-transitive)
  • Slang To treat severely or unjustly. (verb-transitive)
  • Slang To force by crude means; coerce: sandbagged us into cleaning up their mess. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sandbag" in a sentence
  • "Ludlum stressed that long-term sandbag storage is a pilot project."
  • "First, while a sandbag is the building block of a levee, no one sandbag can do what the whole levee does."
  • "I'm thinking shooting offhand is true love and a sandbag is a one night stand."