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open sandwich

a sandwich served on only one slice of bread, without a covering slice.
Origin of open sandwich
First recorded in 1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He took up the glass and tossed the chilled spirits back over his palate, grunted and stuffed the open sandwich into his mouth.

    Expediter Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • Ate an open sandwich here, some crabmeat salad there, a sausage and another glass of Pilsen somewhere else again.

    Freedom Dallas McCord Reynolds
British Dictionary definitions for open sandwich

open sandwich

a slice of bread covered with a spread or filling but without a top
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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