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double-ripper

[duhb-uh l-rip-er]
noun New England.
  1. bobsled(def 2).
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Origin of double-ripper

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80
Also called dou·ble-run·ner [duhb-uh l-ruhn-er] /ˈdʌb əlˈrʌn ər/.
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Examples from the Web for double-ripper

Historical Examples

  • So I got out my double-ripper, and we all went out on the hill and started down.

    Harper's Young People, March 8, 1881

    Various

  • One of these was the double-runner, or double-ripper as it was sometimes called, rather ominously.

    Old Plymouth Trails

    Winthrop Packard