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A character in fairy tales and folklore who makes children go to sleep by sprinkling sand in their eyes.


n, pl -men
(European Myth & Legend) (in folklore) a magical person supposed to put children to sleep by sprinkling sand in their eyes



n., pl. -men.
a being of fairy tales and folklore who puts sand in the eyes of children to make them sleepy.
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Noun1.sandman - an elf in fairy stories who sprinkles sand in children's eyes to make them sleepy
elf, gremlin, imp, pixie, pixy, hob, brownie - (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous
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