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double-hung

[ duhb-uhl-huhng ]

adjective

  1. (of a window) having two vertically sliding sashes, each closing a different part of the opening.
  2. (of a window sash) sliding vertically, with a counterweight on each side.


double-hung

adjective

  1. (of a window) having two vertical sashes, the upper one sliding in grooves outside those of the lower


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Word History and Origins

Origin of double-hung1

First recorded in 1815–25

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Example Sentences

In the British Isles and in America the most usual form of window is the cased frame with double hung sliding sashes.

The shutters are balanced by weights enclosed with casings in the manner described for double hung sashes.

The latter term was used commonly to denote double-hung, wooden-sash windows, such as Georgian houses still feature.

The rear windows on the 41 first floor are 9-over-9 lights in double-hung wooden sash.

In the east and west wings of the house, the front windows are 6-over-6 lights in double-hung wooden sash.

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