dou·​ble·​head·​er | \ ˌdə-bəl-ˈhe-dər How to pronounce doubleheader (audio) \

Definition of doubleheader

1 : a train pulled by two locomotives
2 : two games, contests, or events held consecutively on the same program

Examples of doubleheader in a Sentence

The two teams will meet in a doubleheader this Saturday.
Recent Examples on the Web The Missions are partnering with the organization to hold a doubleheader featuring the area’s best players from the 2020 class. David Hinojosa,, "All-Star game offers a final chance for father, son," 1 July 2020 The league released its schedule last Friday, and the first set of games is expected to feature the New Orleans Pelicans taking on the Jazz in the opener of a doubleheader. Fox News, "Jazz star Rudy Gobert dealing with coronavirus side effects 3 months after diagnosis," 28 June 2020 With the NASCAR Cup Series set for its first doubleheader this weekend at Pocono, drivers may have to settle for only having one good day, according to Denny Hamlin. Kelly Crandall, USA TODAY, "NASCAR Cup Series doubleheader at Pocono Raceway will pose unique challenges," 27 June 2020 Manchester and Arsenal are the second game of a doubleheader on Wednesday, June 17. Mark Heim |, al, "How to watch Premier League’s Manchester City vs. Arsenal (6/17): Time, TV info, live stream," 17 June 2020 Racing returns in Indianapolis on July 4 weekend with an Indycar/NASCAR doubleheader at IMS. Ethan Sears, The Indianapolis Star, "Motocross Championship to allow fans at Crawfordsville on July 18," 11 June 2020 In the first half of a doubleheader, Woodard yielded only a leadoff double to Otis Nixon. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "50 in 50: Here are moments Nos. 81 to 90 among the greatest in Wisconsin sports over the past 50 years," 4 June 2020 Each team scoring five runs in the ninth, well, that’s what happened in the second game of a twi-night doubleheader between the Padres and Giants at Candlestick Park on June 18, 1971. Steve Kroner,, "June 18, 1971: Giants give up five in ninth to Padres, then score five to win 10-9," 18 June 2020 In the first game of a Saturday doubleheader, Kaline singled to center field in the fourth inning and tripled to center in the fifth, his 199th and 200th hits. Gene Myers, Detroit Free Press, "For Tigers legend Al Kaline, sweetness of batting title led to frustration. Here's why," 14 June 2020

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First Known Use of doubleheader

1878, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Doubleheader.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of doubleheader

chiefly US : two games (especially baseball games) that are played one after the other on the same day


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Kids Definition of doubleheader

: two games played one right after the other on the same day

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