hero sandwich
Sub Sub, n. 1. A subordinate; a subaltern. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

2. a shortened form of {submarine}, the boat. [PJC]

3. a shortened form of {submarine sandwich}; also called {hero}, {hero sandwich}, and {grinder}. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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