Definition of doublet
1 : a man's close-fitting jacket worn in Europe especially during the Renaissance
2 : something consisting of two identical or similar parts: such asa : a lens consisting of two components; especially : a handheld magnifier consisting of two lenses in a metal cylinderb : a spectrum line having two close componentsc : a domino with the same number of spots on each end
3 : a set of two identical or similar things: such asa : two thrown dice with the same number of spots on the upper faceb : one of nine pairs of microtubules found in cilia and flagella
4 : one of a pair; specifically : one of two or more words (such as guard and ward) in the same language derived by different routes of transmission from the same source
Recent Examples of doublet from the Web
Among the artifacts missed by the early-1900s digs is a wooden doublet button covered with silver thread — a good indicator of the owner’s high status, says senior archaeologist Mary Anna Hartley, who is leading the excavation team.
The tiny pendants on Tea Flower’s tutu and the gorgeous chocolate doublet, hose, boots and cloak of Cocoa’s attire are among the my favorite marvels here.
Even royalty recycled their clothes, either giving them away or turning their old doublets and dresses into things like cushion covers, Lynn tells Rayner.
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Origin and Etymology of doublet
Middle English, from Anglo-French dublet, from duble
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of doublet for Students
: a close-fitting jacket worn by men in Europe especially in the 16th century
Medical Definition of doublet
1: something consisting of two identical or similar parts: asa: a lens consisting of two componentsb: a spectrum line having two close components
2: a set of two identical or similar things; especially : one of nine pairs of microtubules found in cilia and flagella
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