Meaning of “sandwich” in the English Dictionary

"sandwich" in British English

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sandwichnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsæn.wɪdʒ/ us /ˈsæn.wɪtʃ/

A1 two pieces of bread with cheese, salad, or meat, usually cold, between them :

a tuna/ham sandwich
a toasted sandwich
a sandwich bar/box
sandwich fillings

UK also sandwich cake a cake consisting of two thin, round layers with a filling such as cream between them:

a jam and cream sandwich
a Victoria sandwich

More examples

  • a cheese sandwich
  • I just have a sandwich at midday.
  • I made him some sandwiches to take with him.
  • They sell sandwiches and rolls.
  • What would you like in your sandwich?

(Definition of “sandwich” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sandwich" in American English

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sandwichnoun [ C ]

us /ˈsænd·wɪtʃ/

slices or pieces of meat, cheese, salads, etc., put between two pieces of bread that are held together by the person who picks them up when ready to eat:

a bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich
My kids always eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch.

sandwichverb [ T always + adv/prep ]

us /ˈsæn·dwɪtʃ/

to put something or someone in a small space between two other, usually bigger, things or people:

She lived in a skinny Victorian house sandwiched between two brownstones in Cambridge.

(Definition of “sandwich” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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