double-edged

adjective
dou·​ble-edged | \ ˌdə-bəl-ˈejd How to pronounce double-edged (audio) \

Definition of double-edged

1 : having two cutting edges a double-edged knife
2a : having two components or aspects a spy with a double-edged mission
b : capable of being taken in two ways a double-edged remark

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First Known Use of double-edged

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Double-edged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/double-edged. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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double-edged

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of double-edged

: having two sharp edges
: having two different and opposite parts
: able to be understood in two different ways

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