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doubletree

[duhb-uh l-tree] /ˈdʌb əlˌtri/
noun
1.
a pivoted bar with a whiffletree attached to each end, used in harnessing two horses abreast.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50, Americanism; modeled on singletree
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British Dictionary definitions for double-tree

doubletree

/ˈdʌbəlˌtriː/
noun
1.
a horizontal pivoted bar on a vehicle to the ends of which swingletrees are attached for harnessing two horses side by side
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