[ duhb-uhl-wahyd ]
/ ˈdʌb əlˈwaɪd /
twice the usual width: double-wide mobile homes consisting of two sections bolted together.
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Also dou·ble-width [duhb-uhl-width, -witth or, often, -with]. /ˈdʌb əlˈwɪdθ, -ˈwɪtθ or, often, -ˈwɪθ/.
Origin of double-wide
First recorded in 1965–70
Words nearby double-wide
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Example sentences from the Web for double-wide
When Raymond was growing up, Strawberry Patch Road was a place of lonely roads and double-wide trailers.
When she died, he ended up here in his double-wide and never left.Makers|Cory Doctorow