sandwich board

noun

Definition of sandwich board

: two usually hinged boards designed for hanging from the shoulders with one board before and one behind and used especially for advertising or picketing

Examples of sandwich board in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The cafe reopened for on-site, outdoor dining Father’s Day weekend, all the while requiring guests to wear masks indoors — both displaying the policy via sandwich board out front and making disposable masks available to guests at the door. Houston Mitchell Assistant Sports Editor, Los Angeles Times, 6 Aug. 2021 The cafe reopened for on-site, outdoor dining Father’s Day weekend, all the while requiring guests to wear masks indoors — both displaying the policy via sandwich board out front, and making disposable masks available to guests at the door. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 2 Aug. 2021 The roof appeared to have melted along with sandwich board panels with foam cores that made up much of the construction. New York Times, 13 July 2021 Finally, up West Drive, two women appeared to be pointing at the sandwich board. Peter Canby, The New Yorker, 31 May 2021 According to Ordinance 2020-101 on the Independence city website, some of the types of signs include pole signs, sandwich board signs, wall signs and monument signs (which are not attached to a building and have their own foundation). Laura Bednar, cleveland, 11 Oct. 2020 The odd collection of items -- which includes two pallets of sandwich boards, four pop-up tents and canopies, nine beach cruiser bicycles and a guitar signed by Rhett Miller from Old 97's -- is being stored in a Grapevine, Texas, warehouse. Dave Brooks, Billboard, 12 Feb. 2020 Beyond the dapper clothes, his portable shoeshine station also reflects a certain classic charm, with a wooden sandwich board that points to a vintage shoeshine chair next to a cart topped with horsehair brushes and high-end shoe polishes and waxes. René A. Guzman, ExpressNews.com, 18 Jan. 2020 Stop signs were mounted on folding sandwich board signs in the middle of intersections. Catherine Ho, SFChronicle.com, 30 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of sandwich board

1897, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sandwich board was in 1897

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16 Aug 2021

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“Sandwich board.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sandwich%20board. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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sandwich board

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sandwich board

: two signs that are worn on the front and back of a person's body and that are used especially for advertising something

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