[duhb-uh l-hed-er]


  1. two games, as of baseball, between the same teams on the same day in immediate succession.
  2. two games, as of basketball, between two different pairs of teams on the same day in immediate succession.
two performances or two events occurring one after the other or within a short time of each other.
a railroad train pulled by two locomotives.

Origin of doubleheader

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900; double + head + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for doubleheader

binary, double, duplex, duplicate, twin, bifold, binal, coupled, doubleheader, duple

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Contemporary Examples of doubleheader

  • Two days later, in a doubleheader against the White Sox, he socked his 54th, a two-run shot in the fifth inning.

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    Babe Ruth’s Summer of Records

    Bill Bryson

    September 29, 2013