- having the two ends alike.
- operating equally well with either end as the bow, as a ferryboat.
- noting a vessel having a stern curved or pointed so as to resemble or suggest a bow.
- noting any of various vehicles, as certain streetcars, designed to be operated with either end serving as the front.
Origin of double-ended
First recorded in 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for double-ended
All we could do in that double-ended boat was to sit still and hold tight.Swept Out to Sea</p>
W. Bertram Foster
This particular head is double-ended and carries two cutters c.Turning and Boring
Franklin D. Jones
Speaking or writing is, therefore, everywhere a double-ended process.The Teacher
George Herbert Palmer
The lights had changed: The double-ended candles had disappeared.The Poor Little Rich Girl
With the exception of the five in the aftermost compartment, they were "double-ended," with the furnaces facing fore and aft.An Unsinkable Titanic
John Bernard Walker