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sandwich

sand·wich

sandwich

 
pronunciation:
saend wIch [or] saen wIch
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun, verb), Word History
part of speech: noun
definition 1: sliced bread around a layer or layers of other food such as meat, cheese, or jelly.
 
definition 2: something that resembles this in arrangement.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: sandwiched, sandwiches, sandwiching
definition: to fit, layer, or squeeze in between two things.
She sandwiched herself between the two mattresses.
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Word History
The sandwich was named after the English Earl of Sandwich, John Montagu, who liked to spend hours at a time at the gambling tables. Instead of stopping to have a meal, he had his food brought to him in an unusual fashion: meat in between slices of toast.