hero sandwich
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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • hero sandwich — a large sandwich, usually consisting of a small loaf of bread or long roll cut in half lengthwise and containing a variety of ingredients, as meat, cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes. Also called hero. [1950 55, Amer.] Regional Variation. The terms… …   Universalium

  • 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

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  • hero — hoagie hoagie, hoagy hoagy . a large sandwich on a long crusty roll that is split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the U. S., such as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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