Definition of open-face sandwich in US English:

open-face sandwich

(also open-faced sandwich)

noun

North American
  • A single piece of bread with a savory topping.

    ‘make open-face sandwiches on thick slices of grainy bread, topped with sliced Havarti cheese’
    ‘an open-faced sandwich of turkey and bacon’
    • ‘The offerings include open-faced sandwiches, along with assorted pastries and Swedish coffee.’
    • ‘My choice came as a large, 8-ounce open-face sandwich with the same accompaniments as the burger.’
    • ‘Lunch often includes open-faced sandwiches.’
    • ‘There are several open-face sandwiches and salads to choose from.’
    • ‘My younger self nibbled sticky open-faced sandwiches with the crusts cut off.’
    • ‘As a pleasant surprise to go with a cup of tea, lay the leaves on open-faced sandwiches of thin white bread spread with cream cheese.’
    • ‘A lighter meal is eaten at dinnertime, often consisting of an open-faced sandwich made with various kinds of meat and cheese.’
    • ‘The baby open-faced sandwiches of slick, whisper-cut ham posed on a dab of garlicky tomato vinaigrette are great stuff.’
    • ‘A typical breakfast would consist of a Scandinavian-style open-faced sandwich and a cup of rich, good coffee.’
    • ‘Rather than making a sandwich with two pieces of white bread, use one slice of whole wheat to make an open-face sandwich or an extra-thick half sandwich.’