- 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
Related Words for sandwichingarbitrate, insert, sandwich, intercede, interject, intervene, negotiate, introduce, interfere, mediate, interpolate, moderate
Examples from the Web for sandwiching
Contemporary Examples of sandwiching
It seems to me that by sandwiching his show between his activism, Sharpton was essentially covering himself.Al Sharpton’s Conflicting Roles in the Trayvon Martin Case
March 26, 2012
Historical Examples of sandwiching
And while you were sandwiching in work and fun what an education you got!Walter and the Wireless
Sara Ware Bassett
They wanted pay for everything, even for sandwiching for the Cause.
First and foremost came the plan of sandwiching seniors and juniors together in their bedrooms.A harum-scarum schoolgirl
Brockway, sandwiching himself between two of the unescorted ladies: "All aboard for the dining-room!"A Romance in Transit
Their idea had been stolen and utilized by unscrupulous merchants who were sandwiching without permission and using scabs.
- 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 sandwiching
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.