Definition of doubleheader
1 : a train pulled by two locomotives
2 : two games, contests, or events held consecutively on the same program
Examples of doubleheader in a Sentence
The two teams will meet in a doubleheader this Saturday.
Recent Examples of doubleheader from the Web
In Game 2 of the doubleheader, Bishop Shanahan will face Gwynedd Mercy.
This year's schedule features three consecutive Saturday SEC doubleheaders on Nov. 4, Nov. 11 and Nov. 18, in addition to the two Thanksgiving weekend games, puts eight late-season games on CBS leading into the SEC Championship.
CBS also will air doubleheaders on Nov. 4, 11 and 18 along with the Army vs. Navy Game (Dec. 9) and the Sun Bowl (Dec. 29), which pits a Pac-12 team against an ACC team.
The Baltimore Elite Giants sweep a Negro National League doubleheader from the New York Black Yankees, 4-3 and 8-1, at Bugle Field on Edison Highway.
Mr. Bunning set down all 27 Mets batters at Shea Stadium on June 21, 1964, in the first game of a Father’s Day doubleheader, striking out John Stephenson, a pinch-hitter, for the final out.
Season debut: The Sox will call up right-hander Tyler Danish to pitch in the second game of Friday's doubleheader.
The Beavers have totaled 72,466 fans through 22 home dates this season - 23 games, with one counting as a single-ticket doubleheader.
Next Saturday, June 3, at Dodger Stadium is a doubleheader for the City Section championship.
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First Known Use of doubleheader
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Definition of doubleheader for English Language Learners
: two games (especially baseball games) that are played one after the other on the same day
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Definition of doubleheader for Students
: two games played one right after the other on the same day
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