verb (used with object)
- sandwich beam,
- sandwich board,
- sandwich cake,
- sandwich coin,
- sandwich compound
Origin of sandwich
Examples from the Web for 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 President continued to chomp on his sandwich, and now I was sweating.
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|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
Replacing the bread in a sandwich with fried meat makes me worry the apocalypse is nigh.
At Sandwich, in the June of 1349, the plague was still raging.The Great Pestilence (A.D. 1348-9)|Francis Aidan Gasquet
I called the second mate, got a sandwich, and went on deck again to take the distance run by the log.The Flying Bo'sun|Arthur Mason
They sometimes came in for an extra tit-bit in the form of a sandwich or something of the sort.The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2|Roald Amundsen
They informed them that the land they had made was one of the Sandwich Islands.Astoria|Washington Irving
In 1850 he, in company with other missionaries, went to the Sandwich Islands.
Word Origin 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.