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

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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 There’s no branding aside from a sandwich board on the sidewalk. Nellie Bowles, New York Times, "Sorry, Power-Lunchers. These Tables Are Reserved for Drop-In Workers.," 8 July 2018 The sauce became a common condiment across American sandwich boards and restaurant menus in the ‘80s with chefs putting their own spin on the spread. Claire Perez, Sun-Sentinel.com, "How to make your own aioli sauce," 13 July 2018 What to write on the slate sandwich board that sits out front? Constance Grady, Vox, "You can rent a room above this bookstore by the sea and run the shop," 30 June 2018 Scooters might get in someone’s way occasionally but not any more than all the other less useful obstacles on the sidewalk, from garbage bags to old mattresses to sandwich boards. Ted Trautman, San Francisco Chronicle, "I rode electric scooters in SF for a day. Here’s why we need more of them.," 17 Apr. 2018 As part of the package, Heady proposed to remove a 20-foot, 6-inch dual pole sign and replace a sandwich board sign with a monument sign to display AM-PM, Arco and car wash advertisements. Julie Gallant, Ramona Sentinel, "Board gives mixed reviews to proposed projects," 4 May 2018 Peter Gallacher is paying pal Shaun Clark to walk up and down a main road wearing a sandwich board promoting his 10 per cent discount off burgers. Fox News, "Burger truck slammed for hiring little person to wear poster promoting specials," 4 May 2018

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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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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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