sandwich

[ sand-wich, san- ]
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noun
  1. two or more slices of bread with a layer of meat, fish, cheese, etc., between them:a tuna sandwich.

  2. a partially slit bread roll, pita, etc., with a filling: a falafel sandwich.

  1. something resembling or suggesting a sandwich, as something in horizontal layers: a plywood sandwich.

verb (used with object)
  1. to put into a sandwich.

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

Origin of sandwich

1
First recorded in 1755–65; named after the fourth Earl of Sandwich (1718–92)

Other definitions for Sandwich (2 of 2)

Sandwich
[ sand-wich, san- ]

noun
  1. 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
  1. two or more slices of bread, usually buttered, with a filling of meat, cheese, etc

  2. anything that resembles a sandwich in arrangement

verb(tr)
  1. to insert tightly between two other things

  2. to put into a sandwich

  1. to place between two dissimilar things

Origin of sandwich

1
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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