A sandwich is a food typically consisting of vegetables, sliced cheese or meat, placed on or between slices of bread, or more generally any dish wherein two or more pieces of bread serve as a container or wrapper for another food type. The sandwich began as a portable finger food in the Western world, though over time it has become prevalent worldwide.
Sandwiches are a popular type of lunch food, taken to work, school, or picnics to be eaten as part of a packed lunch. The bread can be either plain, or coated with condiments such as mayonnaise or mustard, to enhance its flavour and texture. As well as being homemade, sandwiches are also widely sold in restaurants and can be served hot or cold. There are both savoury sandwiches, such as deli meat sandwiches, and sweet sandwiches, such as a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
The sandwich is named after its supposed inventor, John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich. The Wall Street Journal has described it as Britain’s “biggest contribution to gastronomy”.
A dish or foodstuff where two or more slices of bread serve as the wrapper or container of some other food.
Any combination formed by layering one type of material between two layers of some other material.
A layer cake or sandwich cake.
To place one item between two other, usually flat, items
To put or set something between two others, in time.
Of a meal or serving size that is smaller than a dinner.
A similar sandwich or patty.
an item of food consisting of two pieces of bread with a filling between them, eaten as a light meal
“a ham sandwich”
a sponge cake of two or more layers with jam or cream between.
something that is constructed like or has the form of a sandwich.
relating to a sandwich course
“the degree includes a sandwich year”
insert or squeeze (someone or something) between two other people or things, typically in a restricted space or so as to be uncomfortable
“the girl was sandwiched between two burly men in the back of the car”
a flat round cake of minced beef that is fried or grilled and typically served in a bread roll; a hamburger.
a similarly shaped food item made of a specified ingredient
“a nut burger”