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.

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Both pitching prospects were in action in Double-A San Antonio’s doubleheader at Frisco, with Allen coming within an out of a complete game in a 4-1 win and Paddack turning in a quality start in a 2-1 loss. Jeff Sanders,, "Logan Allen, Chris Paddack strong but Missions split double header," 14 July 2018 Pro-Am Tips Off Wednesday The Greater Hartford Pro-Am summer basketball league tips off Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. with a doubleheader at Sport and Medical Sciences Academy at 280 Huyshope Ave. in Hartford., "Regional Digest: USA Softball Of Connecticut Announces Hall Of Fame Class," 9 July 2018 Stewart served as the 26th man in Tuesday’s doubleheader. Andy Mccullough,, "Dodgers plan to activate Chase Utley to face New York Mets on Friday," 20 June 2018 The rocky road hit this past week, though, beginning with a doubleheader against the New York Yankees. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Tigers' 18-game marathon comes to an end with loss, shut down by Kluber," 10 June 2018 Granbury 9, Mansfield Legacy 8 Granbury 8, Mansfield Legacy 5 The Pirates swept Friday night’s doubleheader to clinch their first trip the regional semifinals in program history. Brian Gosset, star-telegram, "Eaton baseball knocks off Grapevine, Crowley wins doubleheader, Byron Nelson rallies | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 12 May 2018 Manny Machado was in the Orioles lineup, batting third and playing shortstop as he's been all year, for the beginning of Monday's doubleheader with the New York Yankees. Jon Meoli,, "With trade talk continuing, Manny Machado seems to already be saying his goodbyes," 9 July 2018 With a bullpen without closer Brandon Morrow, the Cubs will look for a lengthy start Tuesday night from left-hander Mike Montgomery in the second game of their split doubleheader against the Dodgers. Mark Gonzales,, "Cubs seek lengthy start from Mike Montgomery in Game 2 of doubleheader against Dodgers," 19 June 2018 The final will feature the winners of today's semifinal doubleheader at West Chester University in suburban Philadelphia., "Digest (July 11): Women's Professional Lacrosse League title game set for US Lacrosse facility on Saturday," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of doubleheader

1878, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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