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double-edged

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double–edged

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

: having two sharp edges

: having two different and opposite parts

: able to be understood in two different ways

Full Definition of DOUBLE-EDGED

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

First Known Use of DOUBLE-EDGED

15th century

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