double-barrelled


double-barrelled
BrE, double-barreled AmE
1 a double-barrelled gun has two places where the bullets come out
2 BrE a double-barrelled family name has two parts
3 AmE with two purposes: a double-barreled plan
4 AmE very strong or using a lot of force: a double-barreled attack

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • double-barrelled — BrE double barreled AmE 1.) a double barrelled gun has two places where the bullets come out 2.) BrE a double barrelled family name has two parts 3.) AmE very strong or using a lot of force ▪ a double barreled attack …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • double-barrelled — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of a gun) having two barrels. 2) Brit. (of a surname) having two parts joined by a hyphen …   English terms dictionary

  • double-barrelled — (in AM, use double barreled) 1) ADJ: ADJ n A double barrelled gun has two barrels. ...a double barrelled shotgun. 2) ADJ: ADJ n A double barrelled surname has two parts which are joined by a hyphen, for example Miss J. Heydon Smith . [BRIT] 3)… …   English dictionary

  • double-barrelled — UK [ˌdʌb(ə)l ˈbærəld] / US [ˌdʌb(ə)l ˈberəld] adjective 1) a double barrelled gun has a pair of tubes that bullets come out from 2) British a double barrelled name is a family name with two parts, usually joined by a hyphen, for example Lloyd… …   English dictionary

  • double-barrelled — [ˌdʌbl ˈbærəld] adj 1) a double barrelled gun has a pair of tubes that bullets come out from 2) British a double barrelled name is a family name with two parts, usually joined by a HYPHEN, for example ‘Lloyd Webber …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • double-barrelled — adj. Double barrelled/double barreled is used with these nouns: ↑name, ↑shotgun, ↑surname …   Collocations dictionary

  • double-barrelled — double bar·relled …   English syllables

  • double-barrelled — adjective 1. having two barrels mounted side by side a double barreled shotgun • Syn: ↑double barreled • Ant: ↑single barreled (for: ↑double barreled) 2. having two purposes; twofold …   Useful english dictionary

  • double-barrelled — /ˈdʌbəl bærəld/ (say dubuhl baruhld) adjective 1. having two barrels, as a gun. 2. serving a double purpose. 3. (of a surname) having two elements hyphenated. Also, US, double barreled …   Australian English dictionary

  • double-barrelled — ➡ surnames * * * …   Universalium


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