sandwich

[ sand-wich, san- ]
/ ˈsænd wɪtʃ, ˈsæn- /

noun

two or more slices of bread with a layer of meat, fish, cheese, etc., between them:a tuna sandwich.
a partially slit bread roll, pita, etc., with a filling: a falafel sandwich.
something resembling or suggesting a sandwich, as something in horizontal layers: a plywood sandwich.

verb (used with object)

to put into a sandwich.
to insert between two other things: to sandwich a personal appointment between two business meetings.

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Origin of sandwich

First recorded in 1755–65; named after the fourth Earl of Sandwich (1718–92)

Definition for sandwich (2 of 2)

Sandwich
[ sand-wich, san- ]
/ ˈsænd wɪtʃ, ˈsæn- /

noun

a town in E Kent, in SE England: one of the Cinque Ports.
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British Dictionary definitions for sandwich

sandwich
/ (ˈsænwɪdʒ, -wɪtʃ) /

noun

two or more slices of bread, usually buttered, with a filling of meat, cheese, etc
anything that resembles a sandwich in arrangement

verb (tr)

to insert tightly between two other things
to put into a sandwich
to place between two dissimilar things

Word Origin for sandwich

C18: named after John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich (1718–92), who ate sandwiches rather than leave the gambling table for meals
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