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sandwich

  
  ( sandwiches    plural & 3rd person present)   ( sandwiching    present participle)   ( sandwiched    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A sandwich usually consists of two slices of bread with a layer of food such as cheese or meat between them.  
...a ham sandwich.     
2       verb   If you sandwich two things together with something else, you put that other thing between them. If you sandwich one thing between two other things, you put it between them.  
Sandwich the two halves of the sponge together with cream...      V pl-n together  
3   
    sandwiched  


sandwich course        ( sandwich courses    plural  ) A sandwich course is an educational course in which you have periods of study between periods of being at work.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
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knuckle sandwich n.
a punch in the face
[Fam.];[Fig.];[Hum.] Ex.: French: "What do they call a knuckle sandwich?" English friend: "If someone offers you a knuckle sandwich, you'd better decline it; he's about to thump you in the face!"

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