sandwich

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noun

sand·​wich ˈsan(d)-ˌwich How to pronounce sandwich (audio)
ˈsam-;
 dialectal  ˈsaŋ-
1
a
: two or more slices of bread or a split roll having a filling in between
b
: one slice of bread covered with food
Have an open-faced sandwich, with one slice of bread instead of two, mustard instead of butter, and some vegetable sticks to munch on. Your Health & Fitness
2
: something resembling a sandwich
especially : composite structural material consisting of layers often of high-strength facings bonded to a low strength central core

sandwich

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verb

sandwiched; sandwiching; sandwiches

transitive verb

1
: to make into or as if into a sandwich
especially : to insert or enclose between usually two things of another quality or character
2
: to make a place for
often used with in or between

Example Sentences

Noun I had a ham sandwich for lunch. a peanut butter and jelly sandwich Verb sandwiched six kids into the backseat somehow
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
The diner’s signature Mikes Famous Pilgrim sandwich is an entire Thanksgiving dinner in a single, handheld package. Kerry J. Byrne, Fox News, 22 Nov. 2022 There are some great places there — sandwich shops, a place to buy my sneakers, a new old-fashioned pharmacy, a few gyms. Rebecca Kislak, BostonGlobe.com, 18 Nov. 2022 The only thing truly objectionable about this sandwich was the bun. Emily Heil, Washington Post, 17 Nov. 2022 Dust and hair buildup is inevitable, fallen tortilla chips and sandwich crumbs, not so much. Simon Hill, WIRED, 17 Nov. 2022 Police found a key to the safe in one of Membreno-Zuniga’s shoes, unlocked it and located a sandwich bag with more than 400 counterfeit pills, as well as fentanyl powder and 57 grams of heroin, the affidavit said. oregonlive, 17 Nov. 2022 Waking up to find a box of Fernwood chocolate sandwich candies in your stocking is a tradition familiar to many Utahns, Todd Wood said. Stefene Russell, The Salt Lake Tribune, 16 Nov. 2022 Popeyes is amping up their menu game with another new chicken sandwich! Sam Burros, Peoplemag, 15 Nov. 2022 An ice cream sandwich at sunset was a well-deserved reward after walking about 12 miles from the northern tip of Brooklyn, in Greenpoint, down to its southern shore on the Atlantic. Colleen Newvine, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Nov. 2022
Verb
Honda's solution is to sandwich the solid electrolyte with a polymer fabric. Roberto Baldwin, Ars Technica, 2 Nov. 2022 Roast a few marshmallows and sandwich them between chocolate and graham crackers for a sweet, gooey dessert. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Sep. 2022 Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely. Slice the buns into 1/2-inch-thick slices and serve with the cheese to sandwich between two slices of the bun. Washington Post, 27 Apr. 2022 Gore’s solution was to sandwich it between thicker, stronger inner and outer face fabrics, creating a three-layer garment—the beginnings of Gore-Tex. Wes Siler, Outside Online, 18 Sep. 2021 His solution—to sandwich a thin sashimi slice between translucent wafers of Asian pear—is elegant and sculptural, evoking a fish swimming through an emerald-and-yellow pool of scallion oil and lemon juice. Shauna Lyon, The New Yorker, 21 Dec. 2021 His solution—to sandwich a thin sashimi slice between translucent wafers of Asian pear—is elegant and sculptural, evoking a fish swimming through an emerald-and-yellow pool of scallion oil and lemon juice. Shauna Lyon, The New Yorker, 21 Dec. 2021 One of the simplest—and most effective—paths to preventing running injuries is to sandwich each run with targeted exercises. Jason Fitzgerald, Outside Online, 8 Mar. 2019 His solution—to sandwich a thin sashimi slice between translucent wafers of Asian pear—is elegant and sculptural, evoking a fish swimming through an emerald-and-yellow pool of scallion oil and lemon juice. Shauna Lyon, The New Yorker, 21 Dec. 2021 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich †1792 English diplomat

First Known Use

Noun

1762, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1861, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sandwich was in 1762

Dictionary Entries Near sandwich

Cite this Entry

“Sandwich.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sandwich. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

sandwich 1 of 2

noun

sand·​wich ˈsan-(ˌ)(d)wich How to pronounce sandwich (audio)
1
: one or more slices of bread or a roll with a filling or spread
2
: something resembling a sandwich

sandwich

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verb

1
: to insert between two or more things
2
: to make a place for : crowd

Geographical Definition

Sandwich

geographical name

Sand·​wich ˈsan(d)-(ˌ)wich How to pronounce Sandwich (audio)
town on the Stour River in Kent, southeastern England population 4600

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