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sandwich board

two connected posters or signboards that hang in front of and behind a person and usually bear some advertisement, notice, exhortation, or the like.
Origin of sandwich board
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for sandwich-board
Historical Examples
  • In appearance the man suggested that in life his place was to support a sandwich-board.

    The Lost House Richard Harding Davis
  • That night a sandwich-board man, who had once had a thousand a year, crept into the Thames.

    When a Man's Single J. M. Barrie
  • The sandwich-board man stood in the centre of the road alone looking sharply round him.

    The Blue Germ Martin Swayne
  • Of course, I don't count those five street boys, the same Oswald had the sandwich-board fight with.

  • About twenty persons, mostly errand boys, were standing round a sandwich-board man.

    The Blue Germ Martin Swayne
  • My sandwich-board man has heard nothing of reported addition to our Valhalla.

  • His expansive shirt-bosom might as well have been a sandwich-board.

    We Can't Have Everything Rupert Hughes
British Dictionary definitions for sandwich-board

sandwich board

one of two connected boards, usually bearing advertisements, that are hung over the shoulders in front of and behind a person
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for sandwich-board

sandwich board

noun phrase

A board bearing advertising messages and worn one in front and one behind by a sandwich man (1864+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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