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[duhb-uh l-huhng] /ˈdʌb əlˈhʌŋ/
(of a window) having two vertically sliding sashes, each closing a different part of the opening.
(of a window sash) sliding vertically, with a counterweight on each side.
Origin of double-hung
1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for double-hung
  • double-hung windows above the sink allow in air and light.
  • Opt for windows that are large, insulated, double-hung and well sealed.
  • Homeowners and co-op boards routinely replaced old steel frame windows with aluminum or vinyl-frame double-hung sash windows.
  • Displayed double-hung in their own gallery, they bear down on us relentlessly.
  • Both sashes slide vertically in a double-hung window.
  • Character defining elements include wood frame construction, medium-pitch gable roof, and double-hung windows.
  • Paired, double-hung sash windows are utilized on the third through sixth stories, and sixth story windows are round-arched.
  • The oversized wood double-hung windows are a character-defining element of the building.
  • The central entry is a single door, with a large double-hung window on either side.
  • The central entry was balanced with a large, double-hung window on each side.
British Dictionary definitions for double-hung


(of a window) having two vertical sashes, the upper one sliding in grooves outside those of the lower
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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