dou·​ble-dou·​ble ˌdə-bəl-ˈdə-bəl How to pronounce double-double (audio)
: an instance of a player's accumulating a total of 10 or more in two statistical categories (such as points and rebounds) in one basketball game

Examples of double-double in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hamby led the Sparks with 18 points, five assists and 10 rebounds for her ninth double-double of the season. Marissa Kraus, Los Angeles Times, 10 June 2024 Sabonis posted 61 consecutive double-doubles, a single-season franchise record and the league’s longest such streak since the NBA/ABA merger in 1976-77. Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee, 23 May 2024 Clark finished her first game with 20 points, and 10 turnovers—an auspicious double-double. Sean Gregory / Uncasville, TIME, 15 May 2024 Two other Nuggets had double-doubles – Jamal Murray had 22 points (9-for-24 shooting) and 10 assists, and Aaron Gordon had 12 points and 11 rebounds. Khobi Price, Orange County Register, 21 Apr. 2024 Sabonis recorded a double-double with 23 points, 14 rebounds, seven assists and three steals. Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee, 20 Apr. 2024 Jackson averaged a double-double in both of her final two seasons at Kansas, becoming the first Jayhawk since 1982 to accomplish the feat over the course of an entire season. Gary Bedore, Kansas City Star, 16 Apr. 2024 The other is Rashaun Agee, a bruising 6-8 grad transfer who nearly averaged a double-double last season at Bowling Green. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Apr. 2024 Domantas Sabonis finished with eight points and 13 rebounds, ending his record streak of 61 consecutive double-doubles. Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee, 10 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1985, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of double-double was in 1985

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“Double-double.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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