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club sandwich

noun
1.
a sandwich, typically on three slices of toast, interlaid with pieces of cold chicken or turkey and bacon or ham and containing lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, etc.
Also called three-decker, triple-decker.
Origin of club sandwich
1900-1905
An Americanism dating back to 1900-05
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  • He munched the club sandwich and sucked the coffee through his thin moustache with a vehemence that grated on her nerves terribly.

    What's-His-Name George Barr McCutcheon
  • club sandwich with mayonnaise; lemon meringue pie; coffee with half cup hot milk.

  • He walked into the office jauntily and presented Miss Grant with a club sandwich neatly done up in waxed paper.

    The Window at the White Cat Mary Roberts Rinehart
British Dictionary definitions for club sandwich

club sandwich

noun
1.
a sandwich consisting of three or more slices of toast or bread with a filling
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