doubleheader

noun dou·ble·head·er \ ˌdə-bəl-ˈhe-dər \
|Updated on: 8 Aug 2018

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

  1. The two teams will meet in a doubleheader this Saturday.

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First Known Use of doubleheader

1878

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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DOUBLEHEADER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of doubleheader for English Language Learners

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


DOUBLEHEADER Defined for Kids

doubleheader

noun dou·ble·head·er \ ˌdə-bəl-ˈhe-dər \

Definition of doubleheader for Students

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

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