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“… and sandbag island is notorious and …”

meanings of sandbag


  1. To conceal or misrepresent one's true position, potential, or intent in order to gain an advantage.
  2. To pretend to drink early on so that, as the night draws on, one can drink everybody else "under the table".
  3. To deceive someone by pretending to be weak, or (in cards) to have a weak hand.
  4. To construct a barrier of sandbags around.
  5. To strike someone with a sandbag or other object to disable or render unconscious.


  1. A deceptive play whereby a player with a strong hand bets weakly or passively.
  2. A sturdy sack filled with sand, generally used in large numbers to make defensive walls against flooding, bullets, or shrapnel.
  3. A small bag filled with sand and used as a cudgel.
  4. An engraver's leather cushion, etc.