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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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 Interesting The Phillies faced a doubleheader yesterday, losing one and winning one against the Mets. Aubrey Nagle,, "Local Dems oppose SCOTUS pick, school board hosts first public meeting | Morning Newsletter," 10 July 2018 The evening portion of the second weekend of doubleheaders at Los Alamitos Race Course will be headed by the Grade 1, $170,500 Vessels Maturity on Sunday night and the $20,000 Independence Day Handicap on Saturday night. John Cherwa,, "Racing! The sad part of horse racing," 6 July 2018 Week ahead: Charlotte visits Durham on Monday (7:05 p.m.), Tuesday (7:05) and Wednesday (1:05 and 7:05 doubleheader), then returns home against Gwinnett for 7:04 p.m. games Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2:05 p.m. next Sunday. Steve Lyttle, charlotteobserver, "One of baseball’s top major league prospects has been promoted to Charlotte Knights," 24 June 2018 The pitcher, who has 16 saves and a 1.59 ERA this season, was then sidelined with back tightness during Tuesday's doubleheader against the Dodgers. Heather Boehm,, "Cubs' Brandon Morrow Placed on DL After Suffering Back Spasms While Undressing," 20 June 2018 The Nationals sent infielder Kelvin Gutierrez, outfielder Blake Perkins, and righthander Yohanse Morel to Kansas City in the deal announced during Washington’s doubleheader against the Yankees., "Minnesota lands PGA Tour date in 2019," 18 June 2018

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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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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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