Double-Header

doubleheader

[duhb-uhl-hed-er]
noun
1.
Sports.
a.
two games, as of baseball, between the same teams on the same day in immediate succession.
b.
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, Americanism; double + head + -er1

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double-header
 
n
1.  a train drawn by two locomotives coupled together to provide extra power
2.  (US), (Canadian) sport Also called: twin bill two games played consecutively by the same teams or by two different teams
3.  informal (Austral), (NZ) a coin with the impression of a head on each side
4.  informal (Austral) a double ice-cream cone

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