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doubleheader

[duhb-uh l-hed-er] /ˈdʌb əlˈhɛd ər/
noun
1.
Sports.
  1. two games, as of baseball, between the same teams on the same day in immediate succession.
  2. two games, as of basketball, between two different pairs of teams on the same day in immediate succession.
2.
two performances or two events occurring one after the other or within a short time of each other.
3.
a railroad train pulled by two locomotives.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900, Americanism; double + head + -er1
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Slang definitions & phrases for double header

doubleheader

noun

Two contests, esp baseball games, played at one meeting

[1890s+ Sports; fr earlier railroad use for a train drawn by two engines]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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