double-barreled

adjective
dou·​ble-bar·​reled | \ ˌdə-bəl-ˈber-əld How to pronounce double-barreled (audio) , -ˈba-rəld \

Definition of double-barreled

1 of a firearm : having two barrels mounted side by side or one beneath the other
2 : twofold especially : having a double purpose asked a double-barreled question

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First Known Use of double-barreled

1709, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of double-barreled was in 1709

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“Double-barreled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/double-barreled. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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double-barreled

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English Language Learners Definition of double-barreled

of a gun : having two tubes (called barrels) that bullets or pellets are shot through
US : having two parts or purposes

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