dou·​ble-faced ˌdə-bəl-ˈfāst How to pronounce double-faced (audio)
: having two faces or sides designed for use
a double-faced bookshelf
or less commonly double-face : finished on both sides : reversible
used of fabric

Examples of double-faced in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These panels, insulated with double-faced foil and extruded polyisocyanurate foam core, are custom-designed for each home shell package. Chris Gallagher, USA TODAY, 16 Jan. 2024 Outerwear, a key component of Dunhill’s ready-to-wear since those Siberian wolf coats 120 years ago, is a standout: beautiful shearling jackets with vast hoods, parkas that nod to mod counterculture but wouldn’t look out of place on Kendall Roy, and sweeping double-faced cashmere overcoats. Paul Croughton, Robb Report, 17 Feb. 2024 The garment — a double-faced cashmere, calf-length, collarless coat with padded shoulders and two front pockets — comes from The Row, the luxury fashion label established by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. Dave Quinn, Peoplemag, 19 Dec. 2023 But the standout piece was an oversized collarless scarlet coat made from the finest double-faced cashmere. Alex Kessler, Vogue, 19 Dec. 2023 This classic and elegant longline coat puts the focus on the soft double-faced Italian wool and exaggerated waterfall collar. Georgia Trodd, Glamour, 11 Dec. 2023 Limited to 10 pieces, each priced at CHF 450,000 (about $497,000), the model is a double-faced chronograph with a chiming complication. Victoria Gomelsky, Robb Report, 10 Oct. 2023 Of course, double-faced cashmere coats that cost upwards of $3,000 are not accessible to everyone. Alison S. Cohn, Harper's BAZAAR, 8 Aug. 2023 Madewell Corduroy Kentwood Oversized Shirt-Jacket Baby step into plaid with Madewell’s corduroy Kentwood oversized shacket, made from a plush, double-faced waffle cotton with side pockets and a longer fit that’s great for layering. Natalie Alcala, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1577, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of double-faced was in 1577

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“Double-faced.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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