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double-barreled

[duhb-uh l-bar-uh ld] /ˈdʌb əlˈbær əld/
adjective
1.
having two barrels mounted side by side, as a shotgun.
2.
serving a double purpose or having two parts or aspects:
a double-barreled attack on corruption.
Origin of double-barreled
1700-1710
1700-10
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  • Therefore, deeming themselves wise, Derry and Peter fled, leaving the dog and a double-barreled shotgun as safeguards.

  • He held a double-barreled shotgun over the crook of his arm.

    When the West Was Young Frederick R. Bechdolt
  • My last care was to slip into my pockets a brace of double-barreled pistols which formed part of my traveling kit.

  • He caught up a double-barreled musket and followed the Earthmen.

    Adaptation Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • Therefore, Vaniman had a cot brought down from Squire Hexter's house, and borrowed a double-barreled shotgun from the same source.

  • And before her and behind her threatened Desperation, double-barreled.

    Wanted: A Husband Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • The lofty walls glittered with a profusion of silver ornaments, emblazoned shields, matchlocks, and double-barreled guns.

  • He did not like the way that double-barreled gun was aiming in his direction.

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