sandwich board


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 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, "A Failed Festival's Merch, Art and Event Tents Are for Sale Online, But Who's Behind It?," 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,, "San Antonio shoe shiner Craig Berkenkamp adds new luster to an old trade, counts Mayor Nirenberg as client," 18 Jan. 2020 Stop signs were mounted on folding sandwich board signs in the middle of intersections. Catherine Ho,, "PG&E says it may be ready to begin restoring power to frustrated, restless residents," 30 Oct. 2019 Next to the highway outside the Church of the Nazarene, the R.V.’s driver, Stan Dugger, a member of HonorBound, a Pentecostal motorcycle ministry, set up a sandwich board advertising walk-in appointments. Eliza Griswold, The New Yorker, "The New Front Line of the Anti-Abortion Movement," 11 Nov. 2019 Facebook had plastered its name all over the door, and propped a little Facebook-blue sandwich board on the road encouraging punters to stop in for a free cup of coffee and a chat about their privacy settings. Mike Murphy, Quartz, "Facebook breached my privacy and all I got was a cup of coffee," 29 Aug. 2019 The old sandwich boards and billboards are not what kids are looking at. Jeannette Hinkle, azcentral, "U.S. Army pushes to boost recruiting in Phoenix amid its enlistment crisis," 26 Aug. 2019 There’s no branding aside from a sandwich board on the sidewalk. Nellie Bowles, The Seattle Times, "Sorry, power-lunchers — these tables are reserved for drop-in workers," 9 July 2018 There’s no branding aside from a sandwich board on the sidewalk. Nellie Bowles, The Seattle Times, "Sorry, power-lunchers — these tables are reserved for drop-in workers," 9 July 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'sandwich board.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of sandwich board

1897, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about sandwich board

Time Traveler for sandwich board

Time Traveler

The first known use of sandwich board was in 1897

See more words from the same year

Statistics for sandwich board

Cite this Entry

“Sandwich board.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for sandwich board

sandwich board


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

More from Merriam-Webster on sandwich board Encyclopedia article about sandwich board

Comments on sandwich board

What made you want to look up sandwich board? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three bears two of them look like theyre whispering to a third bear who looks chuffed to be the center of attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!