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"sandwich" in British English

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sandwichnoun [C]

uk   /ˈsæn.wɪdʒ/  us   /-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

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  • 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)

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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 ​eatpeanutbutter and ​jelly sandwiches for ​lunch.

sandwichverb [T always + adv/prep]

 us   /ˈsæn·dwɪtʃ/
to put something or someone in a ​smallspace between two other, usually ​bigger, things or ​people: She ​lived in a ​skinnyVictorianhouse sandwiched between two ​brownstones in Cambridge.
(Definition of sandwich from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sandwich”
in Korean 샌드위치…
in Arabic سَنْدَويتْش…
in Malaysian sandwic…
in French sandwich…
in Russian бутерброд…
in Chinese (Traditional) 三明治麵包, 夾心餅,三明治餅…
in Italian tramezzino…
in Turkish ekmek arası, sandviç…
in Polish kanapka…
in Spanish bocadillo, sándwich…
in Vietnamese bánh xăng đuých…
in Portuguese sanduíche…
in Thai แซนด์วิช…
in German das Sandwich…
in Catalan sandvitx, entrepà…
in Japanese サンドイッチ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 三明治,夹心面包片, 夹心饼,三明治饼…
in Indonesian roti tangkep…
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