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[duhb-uh l-hed-er] /ˈdʌb əlˈhɛd ər/
  1. two games, as of baseball, between the same teams on the same day in immediate succession.
  2. two games, as of basketball, between two different pairs of teams on the same day in immediate succession.
two performances or two events occurring one after the other or within a short time of each other.
a railroad train pulled by two locomotives.
Origin of doubleheader
1895-1900, Americanism; double + head + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for doubleheader
  • 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.
  • League fees vary based on team residency, and single or doubleheader status.
  • The league will play seven weeks of regular season doubleheader games followed by a single-elimination tournament.
Slang definitions & phrases for doubleheader



Two contests, esp baseball games, played at one meeting

[1890s+ Sports; fr earlier railroad use for a train drawn by two engines]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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