- two or more slices of bread or the like with a layer of meat, fish, cheese, etc., between each pair.
- open sandwich.
- something resembling or suggesting a sandwich, as something in horizontal layers: a plywood sandwich.
- to put into a sandwich.
- to insert between two other things: to sandwich an appointment between two board meetings.
Origin of sandwich
Examples from the Web for sandwiched
Sensitive subjects are met with a short burst of laughter, and serious answers are sandwiched between a piercing gaze.A Belgian Prince, Gorillas, Guerrillas & the Future of the Congo
November 6, 2014
Sandwiched in between was a “Potbelly Punch” of SoCal Fruit Punch and mandarin vodka.Wash ‘Pulp Fiction’ Down With a Tasty Beverage
October 17, 2014
On the top shelf, sandwiched between Detective Comics No.27 and Superman No.1, are three issues of Actions Comics No.1.The Holy Grail of Comic Books Hid in Plain Site at New York Comic Con
October 14, 2014
Sandwiched between speeches, a dance routine with nearly 900 performers reenacted the events of 1994.Rwanda Remembers 100 Days of Terror on Genocide’s 20th Anniversary
April 8, 2014
The mankles themselves were sandwiched between patterned capri pants and lace-up loafers fit for a 90's school girl.Men Wear Heels at J.W. Anderson's London Fashion Show
January 7, 2014
Sandwiched in between these blocks are three pieces of cigar-box wood.Boys' Book of Model Boats
Raymond Francis Yates
Daniel, sandwiched between Annete and Mrs. Lake, was not as happy.Cap'n Dan's Daughter
Joseph C. Lincoln
"Kind o' sandwiched," remarked Rectus, who had a face like frozen brass.A Jolly Fellowship
Frank R. Stockton
A couple of good ones were sandwiched in, at which he swung and missed.Baseball Joe, Captain of the Team
It's hard after you've had independence so long to be sandwiched in between Miriam and Eva.
- two or more slices of bread, usually buttered, with a filling of meat, cheese, etc
- anything that resembles a sandwich in arrangement
- to insert tightly between two other things
- to put into a sandwich
- to place between two dissimilar things
Word Origin and History for sandwiched
1762, said to be a reference to John Montagu (1718-1792), Fourth Earl Sandwich, who was said to be an inveterate gambler who ate slices of cold meat between bread at the gaming table during marathon sessions rather than get up for a proper meal (this account dates to 1770). It was in his honor that Cook named the Hawaiian islands (1778) when Montagu was first lord of the Admiralty. The family name is from the place in Kent, Old English Sandwicæ, literally "sandy harbor (or trading center)." For pronunciation, see cabbage. Sandwich board, one carried before and one behind, is from 1864.
1841, from sandwich (n.), on the image of the stuff between the identical pieces of bread. Related: Sandwiched; sandwiching.