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sandwich

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

Definition of sandwich

  1. 1a :  two or more slices of bread or a split roll having a filling in betweenb :  one slice of bread covered with food

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

Examples of sandwich in a Sentence

  1. I had a ham sandwich for lunch.

  2. a peanut butter and jelly sandwich

Origin and Etymology of sandwich

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


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sandwich

verb sand·wich

Definition of sandwich

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make into or as if into a sandwich; especially :  to insert or enclose between usually two things of another quality or character

  3. 2 :  to make a place for —often used with in or between

Examples of sandwich in a Sentence

  1. sandwiched six kids into the backseat somehow

First Known Use of sandwich

1861


Sandwich

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

Definition of Sandwich

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



SANDWICH Defined for English Language Learners

sandwich

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Definition of sandwich for English Language Learners

  • : 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

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Definition of sandwich for English Language Learners

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


SANDWICH Defined for Kids

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sandwich

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noun sand·wich \ˈsand-ˌwich\

Definition of sandwich for Students

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

History for 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.


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verb sand·wich

Definition of sandwich for Students

sandwiched

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sandwiching

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



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