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[duhb-uh l-tuh n] /ˈdʌb əl tən/
noun, Chiefly Bridge.
a set of only two cards of the same suit in a hand as dealt:
The other player held a doubleton.
Origin of doubleton
1905-10; modeled on singleton Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He had clubs and spades solid, with doubleton heart and diamonds.

    Competition James Causey
  • You had simply noticed the pair together that evening at doubleton.

    The Path Of Duty Henry James
  • In October I met him at doubleton; we spent three days there together.

    The Path Of Duty Henry James
British Dictionary definitions for doubleton


(bridge) an original holding of two cards only in a suit
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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