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double–edged

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adjective dou·ble–edged \ˌdə-bəl-ˈejd\

Simple Definition of double–edged

  • : having two sharp edges

  • : having two different and opposite parts

  • : able to be understood in two different ways

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of double–edged

  1. 1 :  having two cutting edges <a double–edged knife>

  2. 2 a :  having two components or aspects <a spy with a double–edged mission> b :  capable of being taken in two ways <a double–edged remark>

15th Century

First Known Use of double–edged

15th century

Rhymes with double–edged


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