sandwich

noun
sand·​wich | \ ˈsan(d)-ˌwich How to pronounce sandwich (audio) , ˈsam-; dialectal ˈsaŋ- \

Definition of sandwich

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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 2)

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

Synonyms for sandwich

Synonyms: Verb

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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
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Allyzibeth Lamont was a familiar face in the Local 9 Deli in Upstate New York, an employee who greeted customers with a smile and was happy to help with their sandwich and drink orders. Kc Baker, Peoplemag, 5 Aug. 2022 The shooting just about a month after a downtown Atlanta Subway employee was fatally shot and another was injured in June when a customer opened fire because there was too much mayonnaise on his sandwich. Minyvonne Burke, NBC News, 5 Aug. 2022 Ten seasons later, 3 Sisters Cafe, housed in a Victorian home built in 1896, brought Triple D back to Indiana in the name of their pork sandwich. The Indianapolis Star, 3 Aug. 2022 In May, the company added a Buffalo Ranch version of its original crispy sandwich. Heather Haddon And Patrick Thomas, WSJ, 1 Aug. 2022 The brand also makes recyclable, sealable sandwich bags made of paper. Molly Allen, Good Housekeeping, 21 July 2022 Last year, Popeyes launched its own nuggets in an attempt to capitalize on the success of its blockbuster chicken sandwich. Danielle Wiener-bronner, CNN, 18 July 2022 Deli has hot, cold and vegetarian sandwiches like its namesake sandwich the McAlister’s Club. Maritza Dominguez, The Arizona Republic, 15 July 2022 Twenty-three people joined the Whittier Slug-Out this year, tromping along a small creek to fill their sandwich bags with non-native species. Marc Lester, Anchorage Daily News, 20 June 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely. Slice the buns into 1/2-inch-thick slices and serve with the cheese to sandwich between two slices of the bun. Washington Post, 27 Apr. 2022 Gore’s solution was to sandwich it between thicker, stronger inner and outer face fabrics, creating a three-layer garment—the beginnings of Gore-Tex. Wes Siler, Outside Online, 18 Sep. 2021 His solution—to sandwich a thin sashimi slice between translucent wafers of Asian pear—is elegant and sculptural, evoking a fish swimming through an emerald-and-yellow pool of scallion oil and lemon juice. Shauna Lyon, The New Yorker, 21 Dec. 2021 His solution—to sandwich a thin sashimi slice between translucent wafers of Asian pear—is elegant and sculptural, evoking a fish swimming through an emerald-and-yellow pool of scallion oil and lemon juice. Shauna Lyon, The New Yorker, 21 Dec. 2021 One of the simplest—and most effective—paths to preventing running injuries is to sandwich each run with targeted exercises. Jason Fitzgerald, Outside Online, 8 Mar. 2019 His solution—to sandwich a thin sashimi slice between translucent wafers of Asian pear—is elegant and sculptural, evoking a fish swimming through an emerald-and-yellow pool of scallion oil and lemon juice. Shauna Lyon, The New Yorker, 21 Dec. 2021 His solution—to sandwich a thin sashimi slice between translucent wafers of Asian pear—is elegant and sculptural, evoking a fish swimming through an emerald-and-yellow pool of scallion oil and lemon juice. Shauna Lyon, The New Yorker, 21 Dec. 2021 His solution—to sandwich a thin sashimi slice between translucent wafers of Asian pear—is elegant and sculptural, evoking a fish swimming through an emerald-and-yellow pool of scallion oil and lemon juice. Shauna Lyon, The New Yorker, 21 Dec. 2021 See More

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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
sand·​wich | \ ˈsand-ˌwich How to pronounce sandwich (audio) \

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.

Sandwich geographical name

Sand·​wich | \ ˈsan(d)-(ˌ)wich How to pronounce Sandwich (audio) \

Definition of Sandwich

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

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