: two or more slices of bread or a split roll with a filling (as meat or cheese) between them
Word History of SANDWICH
John Montagu, the Earl of Sandwich, who lived from 1718 to 1792, was not a very distinguished figure in English history. According to stories told in the 1760s he was best known for gambling. The Earl is said to have once spent 24 hours at the gaming tables without eating anything but slices of cold beef between pieces of toast. If the story is correct, it describes the invention of what is called a sandwich, still one of the most popular of fast foods.
Definition of SANDWICH for Kids
: to fit in between two or more things or people <The children were sandwiched between their parents.>