dou·​ble·​ton | \ˈdə-bəl-tən \

Definition of doubleton 

: two cards that are the only ones of their suit originally dealt to a player — compare singleton sense 1, void sense 5b

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With semibalanced pattern and honors in the two doubletons, a 1NT opening is the least evil. Frank Stewart, The Mercury News, "Bridge: January 19, 2017," 19 Jan. 2017 But if East had led from a doubleton, West needed to play the ten, preserving communication so the defense could get two diamonds later. Frank Stewart, The Mercury News, "Bridge: April 14, 2017," 14 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of doubleton

circa 1894, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for doubleton

double + -ton (as in singleton)

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