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double-hung

[duhb-uh l-huhng] /ˈdʌb əlˈhʌŋ/
adjective
1.
(of a window) having two vertically sliding sashes, each closing a different part of the opening.
2.
(of a window sash) sliding vertically, with a counterweight on each side.
Origin of double-hung
1815-1825
1815-25
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Examples from the Web for double-hung
Historical Examples
  • In the central block, the front doorway is flanked by French windows, with 12-over-9 lights in double-hung wooden sash.

    Green Spring Farm Ross Netherton
  • The rear windows on the 41 first floor are 9-over-9 lights in double-hung wooden sash.

    Green Spring Farm Ross Netherton
  • In the east and west wings of the house, the front windows are 6-over-6 lights in double-hung wooden sash.

    Green Spring Farm Ross Netherton
British Dictionary definitions for double-hung

double-hung

adjective
1.
(of a window) having two vertical sashes, the upper one sliding in grooves outside those of the lower
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