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- 1 English
- 2 Dutch
- 3 French
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsænwɪdʒ/, /ˈsænwɪtʃ/, /ˈsæmwɪdʒ/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈsæn(d)wɪtʃ/, /ˈsæmwɪtʃ/, /ˈsæmɪtʃ/, /ˈsæ̃wɪtʃ/
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- Homophone: SDCH
As a very common snack food throughout the Anglosphere, the word sandwich as spelt is prone to many variations of common pronunciation.
sandwich (plural sandwiches)
- A dish or foodstuff where two or more slices of bread serve as the wrapper or container of some other food.
- (by extension) Any combination formed by layering one type of material between two layers of some other material.
- (closed, ground beef, on a bun): hamburger, burger
- (closed, other meats, on a bun; informal): -burger
- (closed, ground beef, on bread): patty melt
Descendants of sandwich in other languages
snack consisting of two slices of bread
open sandwich — see open sandwich
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- To place one item between two other, usually flat, items
- (figuratively) To put or set something between two others, in time.
2011 April 11, Phil McNulty, “Liverpool 3 - 0 Man City”, BBC Sport:
- Dirk Kuyt sandwiched a goal in between Carroll's double as City endured a night of total misery, with captain Carlos Tevez limping off early on with a hamstring strain that puts a serious question mark over his participation in Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United at Wembley.
to place one item between two other, usually flat, items
sandwich (not comparable)
- The adjective sense is used primarily by restaurants specializing in barbeque, and does not imply that the meal includes an actual sandwich.
- Hyphenation: sand‧wich
sandwich m (plural sandwichs)
- sandwich (snack)
- Note that French does not follow the English rule of adding es to nouns ending in the sound /tʃ/. Since the final /s/ is not pronounced in the plural, there is no difficulty in pronouncing the plural formed by adding s rather than es.