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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Example sentences
It's actually kind of a doubleheader of the anniversaries related to evolution.
In the minors, each game in a doubleheader is seven innings.
They used five relievers the night before a doubleheader.
The league will play seven weeks of regular season doubleheader games followed by a single-elimination tournament.
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