sandwich board

noun

: 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 To keep going, Miss Piggy walked a sandwich board for a barbecue stand. Brad Darrach, Peoplemag, 31 May 2024 Items up for grabs range from the expected — such as glass bongs and pipes — to the curious — including a raffle wheel and a wide selection of sandwich boards. Hannah Fry, Los Angeles Times, 9 Feb. 2024 The inspection made no mention of the hotel’s tourist offerings, which the hotel advertises on a sandwich board sign just outside the front door. Robin Urevich, ProPublica, 10 July 2023 Other paintings were mounted on sandwich boards that individuals took turns wearing, one painting affixed to each side of the easel-like structure. Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times, 4 Dec. 2023 There were six parabolic mics, contraptions resembling satellite dishes that operators strap on like sandwich boards and schlep around the sidelines to soak up sounds. Jody Rosen, New York Times, 2 Dec. 2023 Just look for the little sandwich board leading to a concrete path leading to a glass door leading to a fun addition to the neighborhood. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 25 Sep. 2023 Because of where it’s staged, the sleek Greek retreat isn’t allowed to announce itself with exterior lights or signage beyond a little sandwich board posted on the sidewalk, near a path on the left side of the residence. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 15 Sep. 2023 Customers might intend to stop in to purchase some in-house dry-aged beef to grill for later, but the sandwich board will tempt them with a snack for now. Alex Darus, cleveland, 14 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sandwich board was in 1897

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“Sandwich board.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sandwich%20board. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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