sandwich

noun
sand·wich | \ˈsan(d)-ˌwich, ˈsam-; dialectal ˈsaŋ-\

Definition of sandwich 

(Entry 1 of 3)

1a : two or more slices of bread or a split roll having a filling in between

b : one slice of bread covered with food Have an open-faced sandwich, with one slice of bread instead of two, mustard instead of butter, and some vegetable sticks to munch on.Your Health & Fitness

2 : something resembling a sandwich especially : composite structural material consisting of layers often of high-strength facings bonded to a low strength central core

sandwich

verb
sandwiched; sandwiching; sandwiches

Definition of sandwich (Entry 2 of 3)

transitive verb

1 : to make into or as if into a sandwich especially : to insert or enclose between usually two things of another quality or character

2 : to make a place for often used with in or between

Sandwich

geographical name
Sand·wich | \ˈsan(d)-(ˌ)wich \

Definition of Sandwich (Entry 3 of 3)

town on the Stour River in Kent, southeastern England population 4600

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Synonyms for sandwich

Synonyms: Verb

cram, crowd, crush, jam, ram, shoehorn, squeeze, stuff, wedge

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Examples of sandwich in a Sentence

Noun

I had a ham sandwich for lunch. a peanut butter and jelly sandwich

Verb

sandwiched six kids into the backseat somehow
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

There also will be plenty of fried chicken sandwiches such as the Firebird, made with a spicy thigh, ranch dressing, crispy onions and pickles on a potato roll. Jenn Harris, latimes.com, "Century City is about to get some serious fried chicken," 10 July 2018 Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are a staple of American cuisine. Raisa Bruner, Time, "People Have Very Strong Feelings About the Correct Approach to Making a PB&J," 29 June 2018 That love of the classic American fast-food style is evident in the fried chicken sandwich on the menu at Sunday at the Museum, a new cafe at San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum, where Mr. Hong runs the kitchen. Cynthia Durcanin, New York Times, "A San Francisco Museum Restaurant That Is on Theme," 23 June 2018 There was no breakfast, and recently lunch and dinner had been combined into one meal that included peanut butter and bologna sandwiches, a frozen burrito and chips. Crimesider Staff, CBS News, "Turpin sister's photos of shackled siblings draw gasps in court," 21 June 2018 The two noticed that there was a station where players could make their own peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Shawn Mcfarland, courant.com, "Travelers Notebook: Once Again, Berman A Hit At His 'Home' Tournament," 20 June 2018 Strewn with stones and feathers that are the byproduct of the chicken sandwich business that a tenant named Hedley (Keith Wade) runs to earn his rent money, the gathering place also features a table and a small garden. Christine Dolen, miamiherald, "'Seven Guitars' a riveting revival of August Wilson's take on black life in the 20th century," 12 June 2018 One of us hides peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in the furnace vent. Kevin Fisher-paulson, San Francisco Chronicle, "With my teenagers, it’s my fault that everything’s my fault," 29 May 2018 Kroger in the Kitchen Take inspiration from classic French picnic fare of butter and radish sandwiches for your next gathering. For Kroger, The Courier-Journal, "Make an easy and elegant ricotta and radish crostini for spring," 17 May 2018

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Seattle is sandwiched between two bodies of water east and west: Elliott Bay and Lake Washington. Seattle Sketcher Gabriel Campanario, The Seattle Times, "Mad about Madison: An urban hike through Madison Street’s history," 3 July 2018 Still, the sighting in the Red Sea, an inlet of the Indian Ocean that is sandwiched between Africa and Asia, is unusual; blue whales typically spend the summer feeding in cold polar waters. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Huge Blue Whale Sighted in the Red Sea for the First Time," 2 June 2018 The land sits in a flood plain near Lake Station’s city compost site, east of Clay Street and north of East 23rd Avenue, sandwiched between Interstate 80-94 and Burns Ditch. Carole Carlson, Post-Tribune, "Lake Station BZA rejects food waste recycling project," 24 May 2018 Clarkson, a 60-year old mother, suffered severe head trauma when her car was struck with enough force to sandwich the vehicle into a horse trailer in front of it. Alex Horton, Washington Post, "DUI suspect smiles for mug shot hours after crash that left a woman dead," 18 May 2018 Chicken Brieburgers, where brie, butter, and mustard are sandwiched between two slices of faux chicken, dipped in egg, wrapped in phyllo, and then deep-fried and served on a bun, could be served up at lunch. Melissa Locker, Bon Appetit, "Watching ‘Wild, Wild Country’? Then You Need to See The Rajneesh Cookbook," 4 May 2018 State police released photos of two mangled, crushed vehicles involved in the crash, including the Toyota driven by the local woman, which was sandwiched between two trucks. Shawn R. Beals, courant.com, "State Police: Traffic Citations For Trucker In Tractor-Trailer Pileup," 27 Apr. 2018 Glenelg, which has now sandwiched wins over Howard and River Hill around a loss to the Gators so far this week, improves to 8-2 in county play and 9-4 overall. Brent Kennedy, Howard County Times, "Glenelg softball starts fast to earn bounce-back win over River Hill," 19 Apr. 2018 Wander among the options representing the diverse flavors of Latin America — from churros to Sonoran hot dogs, tlayudas to sandwich Cubano, and mofongo to arepas rellenas. Jill K. Robinson, San Francisco Chronicle, "One Day, One Place: Portland through its indie ethos," 6 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of sandwich

Noun

1762, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1861, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sandwich

Noun

John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich †1792 English diplomat

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sandwich

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sandwich

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: two pieces of bread with something (such as meat, peanut butter, etc.) between them

: two or more cookies, crackers, or slices of cake with something between them

sandwich

verb

English Language Learners Definition of sandwich (Entry 2 of 2)

: to put (someone or something) in the space between two other things or people

sandwich

noun
sand·wich | \ˈsand-ˌwich \

Kids Definition of sandwich

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: two or more slices of bread or a split roll with a filling (as meat or cheese) between them

sandwich

verb
sandwiched; sandwiching

Kids Definition of sandwich (Entry 2 of 2)

: to fit in between two or more things or people The children were sandwiched between their parents.

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