double–barreled

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adjective dou·ble–bar·reled \-rəld\

Definition of double–barreled

  1. 1 of a firearm :  having two barrels mounted side by side or one beneath the other

  2. 2 :  twofold; especially :  having a double purpose <asked a double–barreled question>

1709

First Known Use of double–barreled

1709


DOUBLE–BARRELED Defined for English Language Learners

double–barreled

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adjective dou·ble–bar·reled \-rəld\

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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