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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Historical Examples of double-ripper
So I got out my double-ripper, and we all went out on the hill and started down.
One of these was the double-runner, or double-ripper as it was sometimes called, rather ominously.Old Plymouth Trails