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twin British & World English

One of two children or animals born at the same birth

twin English Thesaurus

his wife discovered she was expecting twins

twin bed British & World English

One of a pair of matching single beds, particularly in a hotel or guest room intended for two people

twin-cam British & World English

Denoting an engine having two camshafts

twin city British & World English

Either of two neighbouring cities lying close together

twin-jet British & World English

(Of an aircraft) having two jet engines

twin-lens British & World English

(Of a camera) having two identical sets of lenses, either for taking stereoscopic pictures, or with one forming an image for viewing and the other an image to be photographed (twin-lens reflex)

twin town British & World English

A town which has established official or social links with another, typically in a different country

twin-tub British & World English

(Of a washing machine) having two separate top-loading drums, one for washing and the other for spin-drying

Twin Falls British & World English

A commercial and industrial city in south central Idaho, on the Snake River; population 42,197 (est. 2008)

twin-screw British & World English

(Of a ship) having two propellers on separate shafts with opposite twists

Twin Tiers British & World English

A mostly rural region comprising several counties in Pennsylvania and New York that lie along the border between the two states

Twin Towers British & World English

The two main buildings of the World Trade Center in New York, destroyed in terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001

twin-engined British & World English

(Chiefly of an aircraft) having two engines

twin paradox British & World English

The apparent paradox arising from relativity theory that if one of a pair of twins makes a long journey at near the speed of light and then returns, he or she will have aged less than the twin who remains behind

identical twin British & World English

Either of a pair of twins who developed from a single fertilized ovum, and are therefore of the same sex and typically very similar in appearance

parasitic twin British & World English

The smaller and less completely developed member of a pair of unequal conjoined twins, often consisting of an amorphous mass of tissue attached to or within the larger twin

twinset British & World English

A woman’s matching cardigan and jumper

Siamese twins British & World English

Dated term for conjoined twins.

the Twin Cities in twin city British & World English

Minneapolis and St Paul in Minnesota

conjoined twins British & World English

Twins that are physically joined at birth, sometimes sharing organs, and in some cases separable by surgery (depending on the degree of fusion)

twin-lens reflex in twin-lens British & World English

(Of a camera) having two identical sets of lenses, either for taking stereoscopic pictures, or with one forming an image for viewing and the other an image to be photographed (twin-lens reflex)