submarine sandwich


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

submarine sandwich \sub`ma*rine" sand"wich\, n.
   A large sandwich on an elongated roll, usually incompletely
   cut into two halves, filed with various cold cuts, meatballs,
   lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, olives, etc., and spiced
   variously, and often having oil or other dressing applied;
   called also hoagie, hero, hero sandwich, grinder,
   sub, submarine, poor boy, and Italian sandwich. A
   single such sandwich may consitute a substantial meal. Very
   large variants are sometimes prepared for social gatherings
   and cut into pieces for individual consumption.
   [PJC]
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