double-header

double-header 1869, Amer.Eng., originally a kind of fireworks or a railway train pulled by two engines; see DOUBLE (Cf. double) + HEAD (Cf. head). Baseball sense is c.1890.

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  • double-header — ☆ double header [dub′əlhed′ər ] n. 1. a train pulled by two locomotives 2. a pair of games played in succession on the same day, usually by the same two teams * * * dou·ble head·er also dou·ble·head·er (dŭbʹəl hĕdʹər) n. 1. Sports. Two games or… …   Universalium

  • double-header — double headers N COUNT A double header is a sporting contest between two teams that involves two separate games being played, often on the same day. [mainly AM] (in AM, also use doubleheader) …   English dictionary

  • double-header — n two baseball games played one after the other …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • double-header — noun count two games, especially in baseball, played one after the other …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • double-header — ☆ double header [dub′əlhed′ər ] n. 1. a train pulled by two locomotives 2. a pair of games played in succession on the same day, usually by the same two teams …   English World dictionary

  • Double Header — Batter, Catcher und Schiedsrichter Pitcher beim Wurf …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • double-header — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms double header : singular double header plural double headers two games played one after the other …   English dictionary

  • double-header — {n.} Two games or contests played one right after the other, between the same two teams or two different pairs of teams. * /The Yankees and the Dodgers played a double header Sunday afternoon./ * /We went to a basketball double header at Madison… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • double-header — {n.} Two games or contests played one right after the other, between the same two teams or two different pairs of teams. * /The Yankees and the Dodgers played a double header Sunday afternoon./ * /We went to a basketball double header at Madison… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • double-header — noun a) A pair of games played one after another between the same teams. This afternoon we will have a double header between the Bears and the Wolves, games at 3pm and 7:30pm. b) A pair of top rank events after another, at one venue. The NRL… …   Wiktionary

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