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double-ended

[duhb-uh l-en-did] /ˈdʌb əlˈɛn dɪd/
adjective
1.
having the two ends alike.
2.
Nautical.
  1. operating equally well with either end as the bow, as a ferryboat.
  2. noting a vessel having a stern curved or pointed so as to resemble or suggest a bow.
3.
noting any of various vehicles, as certain streetcars, designed to be operated with either end serving as the front.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75
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  • Poker-faced, he threw a jab at the double-ended bolo bag and gave it a quick head slip when it bounced back.
  • Perform phasing checks on double-ended or dual-source switchgear to insure correct bus phasing from each source.
  • Perform phasing check on double-ended equipment to ensure proper bus phasing from each source.
  • The two opposed gas turbines are directly connected to a single double-ended electric generator.
  • Perform phasing checks on double-ended or dual-source switchboards to insure correct bus phasing from each source.

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