sandwich

[sand-wich, san-]
noun
1.
two or more slices of bread or the like with a layer of meat, fish, cheese, etc., between each pair.
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.

Origin:
1755–65; named after the fourth Earl of Sandwich (1718–92)

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sandwich (ˈsænwɪdʒ, -wɪtʃ)
 
n
1.  two or more slices of bread, usually buttered, with a filling of meat, cheese, etc
2.  anything that resembles a sandwich in arrangement
 
vb
3.  to insert tightly between two other things
4.  to put into a sandwich
5.  to place between two dissimilar things
 
[C18: named after John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich (1718--92), who ate sandwiches rather than leave the gambling table for meals]

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sandwich
1762, said to be an allusion to John Montagu (1718-92), Fourth Earl Sandwich, who was said to be an inveterate gambler who ate slices of cold meat between bread at the gaming table during marathon sessions rather than get up for a proper meal (this account dates to 1770). It was in his honor that Cook
named the Hawaiian islands (1778) when Montagu was first lord of the Admiralty. The verb is from 1861. Sandwich board is from 1864. The family name is from the place in Kent, O.E. Sandwicæ, lit. "sandy harbor (or trading center)." For pronunciation, see cabbage.
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Example sentences for sandwiched
The overcall is sandwiched between two hands that have each shown strength.
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