dou·​ble-deck·​er ˌdə-bəl-ˈde-kər How to pronounce double-decker (audio)
often attributive
: something that is double-deck
a double-decker bus

Examples of double-decker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Captain Aleksander Barkov was drinking unnamed libation from a shoe atop a double-decker bus. Greg Cote, Miami Herald, 1 July 2024 Other changes will include a new logo with the name written in a vintage-style text and new menu items, such as a signature (and secret) new burger seasoning, more bakery items and new double-decker burgers, the company said. Killian Baarlaer, The Enquirer, 27 June 2024 One of Perkins' new double-decker burgers, which the restaurant chain is adding to its menu under a rebranding plan. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 24 June 2024 Bronny James was 9 when his father left the Heat to return to the Cavaliers, having ridden on a double-decker bus down Biscayne Boulevard during the Heat’s 2012 championship parade at age 7. Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel, 20 June 2024 While Alexandra is no longer with us, Rallis, now 96 years old, is still slinging his own recipe of Cincinnati chili, as well as double-deckers and burgers. Keith Pandolfi, The Enquirer, 12 June 2024 Avalon Transportation would buy bus lines in Atlanta, Georgia and Western states, as well as specialized tour bus divisions operated by Coach, for $14.8 million, and ABC Buses would buy a fleet of 143 double-decker buses for $2.3 million, according to court documents. Reuters, CNN, 12 June 2024 During the weeklong celebration, fans of the restaurant's signature Big Boy, a double-decker sandwich with two beef patties between two bottom buns, are in for a big treat. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 28 May 2024 If your stay falls on a Thursday, don’t miss the Jazzy Sunset Cruise aboard the resort’s 60-foot, double-decker catamaran, Miss Babsie. Julia Eskins, Travel + Leisure, 31 May 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of double-decker was in 1835

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“Double-decker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


: something (as a bus or sandwich) having two decks, levels, or layers
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