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[duhb-uh l-bar-uh ld] /ˈdʌb əlˈbær əld/
having two barrels mounted side by side, as a shotgun.
serving a double purpose or having two parts or aspects:
a double-barreled attack on corruption.
Origin of double-barreled
First recorded in 1700-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Here were a pair of double-barreled pistols, four lives in my hands?

    The Room in the Dragon Volant J. Sheridan LeFanu
  • He held a double-barreled shotgun over the crook of his arm.

    When the West Was Young Frederick R. Bechdolt
  • He caught up a double-barreled musket and followed the Earthmen.

    Adaptation Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • "Oh, I've already got a double-barreled patent on it," was the light answer.

    The Rover Boys at Colby Hall Arthur M. Winfield
  • Their double-barreled shotguns were oiled, and put carefully away.

    Frank on the Prairie Harry Castlemon
  • And before her and behind her threatened Desperation, double-barreled.

    Wanted: A Husband Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • This pistol is one of the double-barreled pair which I bought to take to India.

    Erema R. D. Blackmore
  • In his hand was a double-barreled rifle which he seemed to be excited about.

    Bring Me His Ears Clarence E. Mulford

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