Adjective "sandwich" definition and examples

(Sandwich may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈsan(d)wɪdʒ//ˈsan(d)wɪtʃ/

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Definitions and examples

noun

An item of food consisting of two pieces of bread with a filling between them, eaten as a light meal.
  1. 'Next-door is the chilled out Meet Café, which does light snacks on Italian lines including focaccia and panini sandwiches.'
  2. 'From top to bottom, the first sandwich was black olive bread, spread with tapenade and filled with a slice of fresh goat cheese.'
  3. 'There are vegetable spring rolls, sandwiches, burgers, dosas and milk shakes to make it a sumptuous eat for all.'
  4. 'On your way home from work, pick up a pizza, hamburgers, Chinese food, sandwiches, or some other take-out dinner.'
  5. 'It offers nice hotel rooms, with several decent restaurants serving meals ranging from sandwiches and burgers with fries to much more upscale.'
  6. 'This goes into own label ready meals, sandwiches and convenience foods.'
  7. '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.'
  8. 'Light food such as sandwiches are available and can be ordered when you book your ticket or at the theatre.'
  9. 'The menu shows specialty and create-your-own pizzas, appetizers, hoagie sandwiches and salads.'
  10. 'Sunshine and a light breeze can make even a ham sandwich twice the meal it is indoors.'
  11. 'This sandwich is actually one of our favorite desserts.'
  12. 'The two central layers in the silica sandwich deal with the significant pressure differences between the pressurised space station and the vacuum of space.'
  13. 'The portals span 20m and support aluminium sandwich panels which form the external skin.'
  14. 'This ADA accessible ramp is framed with curved joists supported by sandwich beams, with blocking set between joists.'
  15. 'The vessels are of catamaran design, the hulls being constructed from a fibre-reinforced plastic sandwich.'
Relating to a sandwich course.
  1. 'This could come in the form of project work, or in the case of something like a sandwich degree, a year out on an industry placement.'

verb

Insert or squeeze (someone or something) between two other people or things, typically in a restricted space or so as to be uncomfortable.
  1. 'Thread ends were sandwiched between two layers of double-stick tape before fixation by sample grips.'
  2. '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.'
  3. '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.'
  4. 'The method was similar, but now the copper ingot was sandwiched between two ingots of silver.'
  5. 'To serve, sandwich some cheese between two aubergine slices and tuck into a roll (lightly smeared with chutney) with some watercress.'
  6. '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.'
  7. 'The journey narratives are sandwiched between two home narratives.'
  8. 'The demanding 210-yard fifth hole at Royal Troon is sandwiched between two long par-fives'
  9. '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.'
  10. '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.'

More definitions

1. two or more slices of bread or the like with a layer of meat, fish, cheese, etc., between each pair.

2. open sandwich.

3. something resembling or suggesting a sandwich, as something in horizontal layers: a plywood sandwich. verb (used with object)

4. to put into a sandwich.

5. to insert between two other things: to sandwich an appointment between two board meetings.

More examples(as adjective)

"courses can be sandwich."

"students can be sandwich."

"waves can be sandwich."

"franchisors can be sandwich."

"bases can be sandwich."

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Origin

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.

Phrase

the meat (or filling) in the sandwich
a sandwich (or two sandwiches) short of a picnic