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 Tickets are $8 each for the Junior-Senior doubleheader on June 9 at Brownsburg. Kyle Neddenriep, The Indianapolis Star, 8 June 2021 A day after getting swept in Saturday’s doubleheader, the Aberdeen IronBirds (19-9) closed out its series with Hickory (12-18) on Sunday with a win at Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium. Randy Mcroberts,, 7 June 2021 The hometown Bats, after being held to two runs and three hits the day before in losing both ends of a doubleheader to the Saints, won 6-3 on Saturday, scoring two runs in the first inning and single runs in four other innings. News Services, Star Tribune, 5 June 2021 The first race of a weekend doubleheader Dual in Detroit on Belle Isle will begin Saturday, June 12 at 2 pm. Mia Berry, Detroit Free Press, 4 June 2021 Scott Dixon has won two of the six races at the track, including the Saturday round of the 2020 doubleheader. Dave Kallmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3 June 2021 To see all admission options for the YellaWood 500 and the Saturday doubleheader, visit or call 1-877-Go-DEGA. Mark Heim |, al, 2 June 2021 Tuesday's rainout is now to be played as part of a Thursday doubleheader, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Hayes Gardner, The Courier-Journal, 1 June 2021 The 2021 NBA Playoffs continue on Memorial Day with an intriguing doubleheader. Alex Kay, Forbes, 31 May 2021

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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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11 Jun 2021

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“Doubleheader.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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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


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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