- a double-ended vessel.
Origin of double ender
An Americanism dating back to 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for double ender
The boat retraces its course without turning round, as it is a "double-ender."The Land of Contrasts
James Fullarton Muirhead
She was an old East Boston ferry-boat, a "double-ender," admirable for river-work, but unfit for sea-service.Army Life in a Black Regiment
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
The boat selected for the drill was a "double-ender" life-boat hanging in the old-fashioned style of davits.A Lively Bit of the Front
Percy F. Westerman
She was an old East-Boston ferry-boat, a "double-ender," admirable for river-work, but unfit for sea-service.
In this double-ender of a State political jobbery was at fault, because it had no headquarters.Stories by American Authors (Volume 4)
Constance Fenimore Woolson