double-edged

[duhb-uh l-ejd]

adjective

having two cutting edges, as a razor blade.
capable of acting two ways or having opposite effects: a double-edged argument.

Nearby words

  1. double-dotted,
  2. double-double,
  3. double-dumped,
  4. double-duty,
  5. double-dyed,
  6. double-ended,
  7. double-ended bolt,
  8. double-entendre,
  9. double-faced,
  10. double-figure

Origin of double-edged

First recorded in 1545–55

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British Dictionary definitions for double-edged

double-edged

adjective

acting in two ways; having a dual effecta double-edged law
(of a remark, argument, etc) having two possible interpretations, esp applicable both for and against or being really malicious though apparently innocuous
(of a sword, knife, etc) having a cutting edge on either side of the blade
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