A large sandwich consisting of a long roll split lengthwise and filled with layers of various ingredients such as meat, cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, and condiments. Also called grinder, hero, hoagie. Also called regionally torpedo, wedge, zep.
[From the resemblance of the long roll to the hull of a submarine.]
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