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double-decker

[duhb-uh l-dek-er]
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noun
  1. something with two decks, tiers, or the like, as two beds one above the other, a ship with two decks above the water line, or a bus with two decks.
  2. a food item consisting of two main layers, as a sandwich made with three slices of bread and two layers of filling.

Origin of double-decker

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35
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British Dictionary definitions for double-decker

double-decker

noun
  1. mainly British a bus with two passenger decks
  2. informal
    1. a thing or structure having two decks, layers, etc
    2. (as modifier)a double-decker sandwich
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Word Origin and History for double-decker

n.

1835 of ships, 1867 of street vehicles; from double (adj.) + deck (n.).

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