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Definition of sardine noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

sardine

 noun
noun
NAmE//sɑrˈdin//
 
 
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  • a small, young, sea fish that is either eaten fresh or preserved in cans
  • Idioms
    (packed, crammed, etc.) like sardines (informal)
     
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    pressed tightly together in a way that is uncomfortable or unpleasant
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: sardine