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sandwich board

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noun
  1. two connected posters or signboards that hang in front of and behind a person and usually bear some advertisement, notice, exhortation, or the like.
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Origin of sandwich board

First recorded in 1895–1900
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Examples from the Web for sandwich board

Historical Examples

  • His expansive shirt-bosom might as well have been a sandwich-board.

    We Can't Have Everything

    Rupert Hughes

  • 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.

    The Blue Germ

    Martin Swayne

  • About twenty persons, mostly errand boys, were standing round a sandwich-board man.

    The Blue Germ

    Martin Swayne

  • My sandwich-board man has heard nothing of reported addition to our Valhalla.


British Dictionary definitions for sandwich board

sandwich board

noun
  1. 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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