- 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.
Origin of double-ended
Examples from the Web for double-ended
Scattered among them will sometimes be crowds of little wheels, surrounded with double-ended hooks.The Log of the Sun|William Beebe
A modification of double-ended boiler is that introduced by Mr. Alfred Holt.
The use of the principles of flatiron skiff design in sharp-stern, or "double-ended," boats has been common.The Migrations of an American Boat Type|Howard I. Chapelle
There are ten boilers, six of which are double-ended—that is, with furnaces in each end—21¼ feet long and 15½ feet in diameter.
Speaking or writing is, therefore, everywhere a double-ended process.The Teacher|George Herbert Palmer