Definition of double-barreled in English:

double-barreled

Syllabification: dou·ble-bar·reled

adjective

  • 1(Of a gun) having two barrels.
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    • He said: ‘When I looked out of the office I saw this double-barrelled gun which was being pointed quite dramatically at me.’
    • Police are puzzled as to how the stock of a double-barrelled gun arrived there or how long the waterlogged part had been there.
    • Upset with the surveyors, as well as with their own relatives who had sold the land in their absence, they again demanded the double-barrelled guns they were promised.
  • 1.1Having two parts or aspects.
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    • The double-barrelled question is a clear instance of the transgression of this rule, but in addition there is the case of a question like.
    • The stable girl said in a statement that he had suffered ‘a double-barrelled kick - both the horse's feet came off the ground’.
    • All of the questions posed are double-barrelled.

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