dou·​ble-end·​er ˌdə-bəl-ˈen-dər How to pronounce double-ender (audio)
: a ship or boat with bow and stern of similar shape

Word History

First Known Use

1864, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of double-ender was in 1864

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Cite this Entry

“Double-ender.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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