double-barreled

adjective dou·ble-bar·reled \ -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

First Known Use of double-barreled

1709

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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double-barreled Synonyms

Antonyms

single;

Near Antonyms

unpaired;

Related Words

mated, paired;


DOUBLE-BARRELED Defined for English Language Learners

double-barreled

Definition of double-barreled for English Language Learners

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

  • : having two parts or purposes


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