double–edged

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

Definition of double–edged

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

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

15th Century

First Known Use of double–edged

15th century


DOUBLE–EDGED Defined for English Language Learners

double–edged

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

Definition of double–edged for English Language Learners

  • : having two sharp edges

  • : having two different and opposite parts

  • : able to be understood in two different ways

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