double-barreled

adjective

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

Word History

First Known Use

1709, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of double-barreled was in 1709

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Cite this Entry

“Double-barreled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/double-barreled. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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