- 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
- a town in E Kent, in SE England: one of the Cinque Ports.
Examples from the Web for sandwich
Contemporary Examples of sandwich
Myers had been out on bail in a gun case, but his family claimed he was unarmed and holding only a sandwich in his hand.The 14 Teens Killed by Cops Since Michael Brown
November 25, 2014
The President continued to chomp on his sandwich, and now I was sweating.I Shot Bin Laden
November 16, 2014
The Cuban sandwich is made with pulled pork shoulder and ham (both from farm hogs, of course), as well as house-made pickles.Spaghetti for Breakfast?! Not So Crazy at This Idaho Farm Café
Jane & Michael Stern
August 4, 2014
The sandwich is like no other, and scarcely resembles any typical hot dog.The Jersey Shore’s Biggest Weiners Are at Jimmy Buff’s
Jane & Michael Stern
June 15, 2014
Replacing the bread in a sandwich with fried meat makes me worry the apocalypse is nigh.Doc Says No to Soylent
May 13, 2014
Historical Examples of sandwich
He turned and faced Percival, looking from him to his sandwich with vacant eyes.
He looked absently at the sandwich, and bit a generous semicircle into it.
Then there is the sandwich, which always finds a place in the luncheon.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
"Not very much," was the answer, as Frank thought of the sandwich in the woods.Frank Roscoe's Secret
I think I'll take some of that red wine, whatever it is, and a sandwich.The Mystery of Murray Davenport
Robert Neilson Stephens
- 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 for sandwich
Word Origin and History for sandwich
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.