Definition of doubleheader in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌdəbəlˈhedər/


1chiefly North American A sporting event in which two games or contests are played in succession at the same venue, typically between the same teams or players.
Example sentences
  • The protest was upheld and the game was replayed September 15 as part of a double-header with both teams splitting the twin bill.
  • He was back at centre-half 48 hours after operating at full back, one of six City players from the West Brom game completing a double-header.
  • Five days later, Ruth made a single plate appearance during the first game of a double-header at Philadelphia's Baker Bowl, then removed himself from the game of baseball for good.
2A train pulled by two locomotives coupled together.
Example sentences
  • I made the trip out to Portland to see this double-header.

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Syllabification: dou·ble·head·er

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