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Sand·wich (săndwĭch, săn-)
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A town of southeast England north of Dover. One of the original Cinque Ports, it is now a resort and market center.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition copyright ©2020 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
 
sand·wich (săndwĭch, săn-)
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n.
1.
a. Two or more slices of bread with a filling such as meat or cheese placed between them.
b. A partly split long or round roll containing a filling.
c. One slice of bread covered with a filling.
2. Something resembling a sandwich: She layered a scoop of vanilla ice cream between two cookies to create a sandwich.
tr.v. sand·wiched, sand·wich·ing, sand·wich·es
1. To insert (one thing) tightly between two other things often of differing character or quality. "She showed me her wedding band, which was sandwiched on the same finger between two prettier, fancier rings" (Dan Leone).
2. To collide with or crash into (a person, for example) with impacts on opposing sides: The quarterback passed the football just before he was sandwiched by two linebackers.
3. To make room or time for: sandwiched a vacation between business trips.

[After John Montagu, Fourth Earl of Sandwich (1718-1792), British politician.]

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