variants or less commonly open-face
: served without a covering layer (as of bread or pastry)
an open-faced sandwich

Examples of open-faced in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Blanketed in warm melty cheese, these signature open-faced sandwiches bring new life to your leftover turkey. Zoe Denenberg, Southern Living, 2 Nov. 2023 There are an infinite number of ways to enjoy a bagel — toasted, untoasted, open-faced, as a sandwich, with eggs — the list goes on and on. Sam Burros, Peoplemag, 30 Oct. 2023 Get The Recipe 36 of 45 Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwiches This open-faced sandwich was created in Kentucky in the 1920s, and it’s been a staple ever since. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 4 Oct. 2023 Martin is fair and open-faced, and moves at times with the awkwardness of a very tall person. Jennifer Egan, The New Yorker, 11 Sep. 2023 Hot Brown Sandwiches This tasty open-faced sandwich is smothered with a rich cheese sauce, turkey, bacon, and tomatoes. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 1 Sep. 2023 At bare minimum, perhaps you could be convinced that a hot dog can be an open-faced sandwich. Bryce Jones, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 Aug. 2023 At Poppy Bagels, an open-faced sandwich is topped with lox, briny capers, and snipped chives. Emma Laperruque, Bon Appétit, 27 June 2023 Learn more › Spinning reels were historically plagued by line twists and balky drag systems, but the wide range of open-faced reels on the market today leave those stereotypes in the dust. Pete Robins, Field & Stream, 3 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of open-faced was in 1918

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Cite this Entry

“Open-faced.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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