[ duhb-uhl-bar-uhld ]

  1. having two barrels mounted side by side, as a shotgun.

  2. 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

Words Nearby double-barreled Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use double-barreled in a sentence

  • Therefore, deeming themselves wise, Derry and Peter fled, leaving the dog and a double-barreled shotgun as safeguards.

  • They were pointing ahead, and one of the officers put a double-barreled glass to his eyes and stared ahead.