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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Just down the path, a sandwich board marked the stop for the Frogtown Brewery, which hosts weekend food trucks. Melinda Fulmer, Los Angeles Times, 6 Apr. 2022 Nearby, a seafood market employee repainted a sandwich board that will soon advertise specials. Marc Lester, Anchorage Daily News, 21 May 2022 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

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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