Main definitions of sandwich in US English:

: sandwich1Sandwich2



  • 1An item of food consisting of two pieces of bread with meat, cheese, or other filling between them, eaten as a light meal.

    ‘a ham sandwich’
    • ‘The menu shows specialty and create-your-own pizzas, appetizers, hoagie sandwiches and salads.’
    • ‘Next-door is the chilled out Meet Café, which does light snacks on Italian lines including focaccia and panini sandwiches.’
    • ‘Light food such as sandwiches are available and can be ordered when you book your ticket or at the theatre.’
    • ‘The latter can be eaten as is, or can be made into mini shawarma sandwiches with the pita bread.’
    • ‘There are vegetable spring rolls, sandwiches, burgers, dosas and milk shakes to make it a sumptuous eat for all.’
    • ‘Come here for casual meals such as grilled sandwiches on homemade focaccia.’
    • ‘Operators such as U.S.-based Subway Restaurants are pulling in customers with fresh salads and sandwiches on focaccia bread.’
    • ‘Tea from a can with brown soda bread sandwiches and rhubarb tart never tasted so good.’
    • ‘The menu has appetizers, sandwiches, pastas, salads and 23 kinds of pizzas.’
    • ‘I think the only thing sexy about food is that, when it is very good, it can give you shivers, not only sophisticated food but a good sandwich, an omelette, a salad, if quality products are used.’
    • ‘The company is now the market leader in a number of key growth segments in the British food industry, including sandwiches, quiche and pizza.’
    • ‘Food comes in the form of light snacks, sandwiches and salads.’
    • ‘On your way home from work, pick up a pizza, hamburgers, Chinese food, sandwiches, or some other take-out dinner.’
    • ‘A variety of starters good for bar munching, salads and calzones, in addition to burgers, sandwiches and pasta round out the menu.’
    • ‘This goes into own label ready meals, sandwiches and convenience foods.’
    • ‘From top to bottom, the first sandwich was black olive bread, spread with tapenade and filled with a slice of fresh goat cheese.’
    • ‘Sunshine and a light breeze can make even a ham sandwich twice the meal it is indoors.’
    • ‘It offers nice hotel rooms, with several decent restaurants serving meals ranging from sandwiches and burgers with fries to much more upscale.’
    • ‘My eating companion opted for a lighter meal, a BLT sandwich, which arrived with side salad and chips.’
    • ‘When you've had enough of ham and mustard in sandwiches over Christmas, try serving them instead in a pasta sauce.’
    light meal, something to eat, supper, treat, refreshments, nibbles, canapés, titbit, titbits
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    1. 1.1 Something that is constructed like or has the form of a sandwich.
      • ‘This ADA accessible ramp is framed with curved joists supported by sandwich beams, with blocking set between joists.’
      • ‘Its windows are fake and the exterior walls are constructed with a sandwich of blast-proof Kevlar between two layers of concrete block.’
      • ‘The vessels are of catamaran design, the hulls being constructed from a fibre-reinforced plastic sandwich.’
      • ‘The portals span 20m and support aluminium sandwich panels which form the external skin.’
      • ‘The two central layers in the silica sandwich deal with the significant pressure differences between the pressurised space station and the vacuum of space.’
      • ‘The structure is of reinforced concrete, and the exterior walls are mainly of prefabricated wood sandwich panels.’
      • ‘The exterior walls are of prefabricated wood sandwich panels except at the ground floor and on the gable walls, where the exterior shell is brick.’


[with object]usually be sandwiched between
  • Insert or squeeze (someone or something) between two other people or things, typically in a restricted space or so as to be uncomfortable.

    ‘the girl was sandwiched between two burly men in the back of the car’
    • ‘She sandwiches the concert between summer festival appearances in the Isle of Man, Holmfirth, Sidmouth, Gainsborough and Norway.’
    • ‘The Forest is sandwiched between two major conurbations, Southampton and Bourne-mouth, and is also facing problems caused by a huge increase in tourism and traffic.’
    • ‘Thread ends were sandwiched between two layers of double-stick tape before fixation by sample grips.’
    • ‘Approximately 2.0 mg of PSII was sandwiched between two CaF 2 windows.’
    • ‘The journey narratives are sandwiched between two home narratives.’
    • ‘The demanding 210-yard fifth hole at Royal Troon is sandwiched between two long par-fives’
    • ‘Of course, the rockist element is sandwiched between, if not crammed into, equal doses of vocodered neo-electro, orchestral manoeuvres and celestial harmonies, folksy strumming and awkward, Germanic vacuum beats.’
    • ‘Not only that, but if you carry the shovel on the outside of your pack, you can sandwich any available straps between the handle and blade, add one strap or a bungee, and you have a shovel carrying system that's the cleanest we've seen.’
    • ‘To account for the influence of cytoplasmic and extracellular water, a computational membrane with its embedded channel is sandwiched between two large water boxes, generally the bulk of the computational system.’
    • ‘The method was similar, but now the copper ingot was sandwiched between two ingots of silver.’
    • ‘Fold top piece of felt back over (as if closing a book) the bottom half, sandwiching the craft stick between the two dress cut-outs.’
    • ‘Vertical timber slats are sandwiched between two layers of glass forming a layered, translucent membrane, so at night, the pavilions will glow like lanterns above the town.’
    • ‘Mountain Hardwear has sandwiched a windproof laminate between two moisture-moving polyester knits, creating a temperature and humidity gradient that forces moisture through the fabric.’
    • ‘Check with the starter that your tee-off time is not sandwiched between two busloads of hackers from Iowa who've hired caddies to carry their clubs while they film everything that moves with their camcorders.’
    • ‘Stuff it into a red bell pepper instead of sandwiching it between two slabs of Wonder bread.’
    • ‘To serve, sandwich some cheese between two aubergine slices and tuck into a roll (lightly smeared with chutney) with some watercress.’
    • ‘The puzzling result appeared when electrons were sandwiched between very smooth gallium arsenide semiconductor crystals and put under a magnetic field perpendicular to the plane - the famous quantum Hall state.’
    • ‘Dry or rehydrated lipid samples were sandwiched between two CaF 2 windows and fixed in a vacuum chamber with windows, situated in the infrared beam.’
    • ‘While the apartment complex is sandwiched between two restaurants, there is no evidence of any noise pollution on entering Portmore.’
    • ‘The location is not central to the museum's traffic flow, and the space is sandwiched between the Asia Hall on one side and an exhibition devoted to the Ice Age on the other.’
    stuff, shove, force, ram, thrust, wedge, press, push, stick, squeeze, compress, confine, cram, pack, insert
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Mid 18th century: named after the 4th Earl of Sandwich (1718–92), an English nobleman said to have eaten food in this form so as not to leave the gaming table.




Main definitions of sandwich in US English:

: sandwich1Sandwich2


proper noun

  • A town in southeastern Massachusetts, on Cape Cod, a resort with a history of glassmaking; population 20,129 (est. 2008).