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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Melvin said that Pinder will start one game of the doubleheader and there are more left-handed starters coming up. Susan Slusser,, "A’s offense buzzing in 7-4 win at Anaheim," 6 June 2019 Chivas has played in San Diego several times, going back to a friendly against Chilean club Universidad Catolica as part of a doubleheader with the 1999 MLS All-Star Game at Qualcomm Stadium. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Chivas and Argentina’s River Plate to play in San Diego this summer," 5 June 2019 East is 7-0 against CIC teams after a dominating doubleheader sweep Wednesday, when the T-birds buried Service 17-4 and Chugiak 9-0. Anchorage Daily News, "South, East to battle for softball supremacy," 4 May 2018 Newport Harbor 13, Avalon 3: Eliana Gottlieb went two for two with a home run and three runs batted in for the Sailors (6-17) in the first game of a nonleague road doubleheader Saturday. Daily Pilot Staff,, "High school roundup: CdM, Newport Harbor, Huntington Beach boys’ lacrosse teams make playoffs," 29 Apr. 2018 Montgomery is making the start on his regular rest after pitching Tuesday in the doubleheader against the Dodgers. Paul Sullivan,, "Kris Bryant admits he was 'stubborn' swinging through shoulder soreness," 24 June 2018 The IronPigs and Bison will face off again Tuesday in a doubleheader. Nick Tricome,, "Phillies minor league report: Anderson, Lehigh Valley drop series opener to Buffalo," 12 June 2018 Called up in September to feature against the San Francisco Giants in a doubleheader, Richard compiled an impressive 15 strikeouts in his major-league debut. Shaun Goodwin, kansascity, "From baseball All-Star to homeless to minister: J.R. Richard's journey," 9 June 2018 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

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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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