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 Cubs and Cardinals played a split doubleheader Thursday at Busch Stadium. Meghan Montemurro, Chicago Tribune, 4 Aug. 2022 Organizers said attendance for the exhibition doubleheader was 71,189, a sellout. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 3 Aug. 2022 As the motorsports world has seen with Hy-Vee's involvement promoting IndyCar's doubleheader at Iowa, a little promotion goes a long way. Rob Peeters, The Indianapolis Star, 2 Aug. 2022 The Diamondbacks split a doubleheader during their most recent visit to Progressive Field in 2014. Joe Noga, cleveland, 1 Aug. 2022 There is a month-long summer break after the Hungarian Grand Prix before a doubleheader in Belgium and the Netherlands. Jerome Pugmire, ajc, 28 July 2022 The Yankees have lost 10 of their last 15 games, including a road doubleheader last week to the Houston Astros, who thumped them in the season series, five games to two. New York Times, 28 July 2022 The Tigers and Athletics' doubleheader begins at 3:37 p.m. in Oakland. Chandler Engelbrecht, Detroit Free Press, 21 July 2022 The doubleheader between the major league-leading Yankees and the Astros is to help make up a series that was postponed because of the lockout. Kristie Rieken, Chron, 21 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of doubleheader

1878, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of doubleheader was in 1878

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“Doubleheader.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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

Kids Definition of doubleheader

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


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