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
  1. noun
    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
  2. verb
    make into a sandwich
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    devise, get up, machinate, organise, organize, prepare
    arrange by systematic planning and united effort
  3. verb
    insert or squeeze tightly between two people or objects
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    type of:
    enter, infix, insert, introduce
    put or introduce into something
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