- two connected posters or signboards that hang in front of and behind a person and usually bear some advertisement, notice, exhortation, or the like.
Origin of sandwich board
First recorded in 1895–1900
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Examples from the Web for sandwich board
His expansive shirt-bosom might as well have been a sandwich-board.We Can't Have Everything
In appearance the man suggested that in life his place was to support a sandwich-board.The Lost House
Richard Harding Davis
The sandwich-board man stood in the centre of the road alone looking sharply round him.
About twenty persons, mostly errand boys, were standing round a sandwich-board man.
My sandwich-board man has heard nothing of reported addition to our Valhalla.
- one of two connected boards, usually bearing advertisements, that are hung over the shoulders in front of and behind a person
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