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Definition of "sandworm" []

  • Any of various segmented worms, especially of the genera Nereis and Arenicola, generally inhabiting coastal mud or sand and often used as fishing bait. (noun)

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 "sandworm" in a sentence
  • "Their leader, Vooper Werribee, counts 130 members who enjoy roleplay in the sands of an Arrakis based in Second Life, taking on the personae of sandworm-riding Fremen, Harkonnen-hating Atreides, and so on."
  • "In effect, he cannot tell a sand dune from a sandworm."
  • "Like the time a fellow I took surf fishing tried to put a sandworm on the hook."