double-barrel

noun

dou·​ble-bar·​rel ˌdə-bəl-ˈber-əl How to pronounce double-barrel (audio)
-ˈba-rəl
: a double-barreled gun

Examples of double-barrel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The South Carolina native built his success on his double-barrel growl of a voice and roiling, capacious guitar crunch, which placed him squarely in the Southern jam-band tradition. Jon Dolan, Rolling Stone, 4 Apr. 2024 The core lineup consists of a bourbon, a rye, and a double-barrel whiskey. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 16 Feb. 2024 Some members of the vigilante groups patrol their areas wielding automatic and double-barrel rifles, while others keep vigil through sandbag-walled bunkers. Aakash Hassan, The Christian Science Monitor, 17 July 2023 Know their aces: Cascade goes double-barrel in the circle with Walker and Grace Gray at a nearly perfect 50-50 split in innings pitched. Brian Haenchen, The Indianapolis Star, 1 June 2023 Here is the precise formula: 21 percent 14-year-old Tennessee straight bourbon, 40 percent 11-year-old Kentucky straight bourbon, 14 percent wheated double-barrel bourbon, 17 percent rum cask finished bourbon, and eight percent eight-year-old Kentucky straight bourbon. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 30 Apr. 2023 But the double-barrel aging fun isn’t over, because the distillery has released two new bottles as part of its continuing collection, one finished in port casks and the other in wine barrels. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 17 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1811, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of double-barrel was in 1811

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“Double-barrel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/double-barrel. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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