sandwich

noun
sand·​wich | \ ˈsan(d)-ˌwich How to pronounce sandwich (audio) , ˈsam-; dialectal ˈsaŋ- \

Definition of sandwich

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : 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

verb
sandwiched; sandwiching; sandwiches

Definition of sandwich (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Synonyms for sandwich

Synonyms: Verb

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Examples of sandwich in a Sentence

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 Cohen, a former Chicago resident who worked at the late, great Pastoral cheese and sandwich shop, launched the brand with childhood friend Yoni Reisman in 2019, just as the ready-to-drink space was heating up. Josh Noel, Chicago Tribune, 4 May 2022 Just ask Al Costello, owner of Al’s State Street Cafe, a popular sandwich shop not far from Quincy Market. Alexander Thompson, The Christian Science Monitor, 2 May 2022 The third outpost of Italian American sandwich shop Uncle Paulie’s is here: The Studio City location is now open with limited hours, selling the local chain’s signature deli sandwiches, salads and spreads, with a larger patio and larger parking lot. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 19 Apr. 2022 But Fox, an assistant manager at Bub and Pop’s in downtown Washington, recalls reading the fine print and realizing the sandwich shop, not Grubhub, would have to fund the program’s discounts. Washington Post, 24 Mar. 2022 Channon admitted to smashing the window at the Verizon Store and destroying the electronic cash register at a sandwich shop, according to the release. Fox News, 4 Mar. 2022 He was energized now, unwrapping another sandwich, his third. Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, The New Yorker, 2 May 2022 James also wants to visit his childhood neighborhood, try a Popeyes chicken sandwich, which he's heard a lot about, and ride the new trains. Sophie Reardon, CBS News, 28 Apr. 2022 The signature Naptown hot chicken sandwich, topped with coleslaw and served with fries also is $10.99; as is a mac and cheese bowl with chicken tenders and sauce. Cheryl V. Jackson, The Indianapolis Star, 28 Apr. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb 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 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 See More

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First Known Use of sandwich

Noun

1762, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1861, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sandwich

Noun

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

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The first known use of sandwich was in 1762

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sandwich

noun
sand·​wich | \ ˈsand-ˌwich How to pronounce sandwich (audio) \

Kids Definition of sandwich

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: two or more slices of bread or a split roll with a filling (as meat or cheese) between them

sandwich

verb
sandwiched; sandwiching

Kids Definition of sandwich (Entry 2 of 2)

: to fit in between two or more things or people The children were sandwiched between their parents.

Sandwich geographical name

Sand·​wich | \ ˈsan(d)-(ˌ)wich How to pronounce Sandwich (audio) \

Definition of Sandwich

town on the Stour River in Kent, southeastern England population 4600

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