Definition of double-headed in English:


Syllabification: dou·ble-head·ed


  • 1Having a double head or two heads: a double-headed monster double-headed nails
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    • Plaintiffs' attorneys are getting all the press, but the high cost of the tort system is a double-headed monster.
    • ‘The battery represents a double-headed monster,’ says Joel Jorgenson, an engineer Performance teamed up with for the project.
    • The Imperial double-headed eagle was marked just underneath the rear sight and on top of the receiver flat just below the barrel.
  • 1.1(Of a train) pulled by two locomotives.
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    • I have a strong suspicion we were double-headed, since the train was large, and we were more than able to maintain track speed.
    • Trains were double headed for most of the day with every possible combination of locomotive.
  • 1.2(Of a weapon) having two cutting implements, typically one at each end of the shaft: a double-headed ax
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    • He was gigantic, bigger then ever before, yelling wildly, brandishing a sword in one hand and a double-headed axe in the other.
    • He tapped his great double-headed axe, ‘You will need a friend or two at your back!’
    • Daniels watched as the man chose a double-headed axe.

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