A sandwich is a meal in the form of two pieces of bread with meat, cheese, or some other filling between them. Your favorite lunch might be a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

When you put something between slices of bread, it's a sandwich. It's named for the Fourth Earl of Sandwich who's credited with inventing it. Sandwich is a verb too, that describes putting something between two other things, like sandwiching gym class between math and lunch. Sometimes sandwich involves being squeezed uncomfortably, like having to sandwich yourself between people on a crowded elevator or subway car.

Definitions of sandwich

n two (or more) slices of bread with a filling between them

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a sandwich
ham sandwich
a sandwich made with a filling of sliced ham
chicken sandwich
a sandwich made with a filling of sliced chicken
club sandwich, three-decker, triple-decker
made with three slices of usually toasted bread
open sandwich, open-face sandwich
sandwich without a covering slice of bread
beefburger, burger, hamburger
a sandwich consisting of a fried cake of minced beef served on a bun, often with other ingredients
a sandwich that resembles a hamburger but made with tuna instead of beef
hot dog, hotdog, red hot
a frankfurter served hot on a bun
Sloppy Joe
ground beef (not a patty) cooked in a spicy sauce and served on a bun
Cuban sandwich, Italian sandwich, bomber, grinder, hero, hero sandwich, hoagie, hoagy, poor boy, sub, submarine, submarine sandwich, torpedo, wedge, zep
a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States
a Greek sandwich: sliced roast lamb with onion and tomato stuffed into pita bread
BLT, bacon-lettuce-tomato sandwich
sandwich filled with slices of bacon and tomato with lettuce
a hot sandwich with corned beef and Swiss cheese and sauerkraut on rye bread
western, western sandwich
a sandwich made from a western omelet
a sandwich in which the filling is rolled up in a soft tortilla
a hamburger with melted cheese on it
chili dog
a hotdog with chili con carne on it
Type of:
snack food
food for light meals or for eating between meals

v make into a sandwich

Type of:
devise, get up, machinate, organise, organize, prepare
arrange by systematic planning and united effort

v insert or squeeze tightly between two people or objects

“She was sandwiched in her airplane seat between two fat men”
Type of:
enter, infix, insert, introduce
put or introduce into something

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