dou·​ble-end·​ed ˌdə-bəl-ˈen-dəd How to pronounce double-ended (audio)
: similar at both ends
a double-ended bolt

Examples of double-ended in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Button closures, snap closures, zippers—even double-ended zippers for ease of middle-of-the-night diaper changes. Samson McDougall, Parents, 8 Sep. 2023 The dual-armed sconce is the best wall sconce for a staircase wall or stairwell because the double-ended design emits twice the light to provide plenty of guidance for a commute between floors after dark. Maria Conti, Better Homes & Gardens, 1 Aug. 2023 As the disks rotate, a small starting charge, either positive or negative, on one metal plate will move toward a double-ended brush on the second disk. IEEE Spectrum, 14 May 2023 First off, Diaz recommends grabbing a double-ended eyebrow brush with an angled head and spoolie. Jennifer Hussein, Allure, 20 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1874, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of double-ended was circa 1874

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Cite this Entry

“Double-ended.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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