[duhb-uh l-tuh n]

noun Chiefly Bridge.

a set of only two cards of the same suit in a hand as dealt: The other player held a doubleton.

Origin of doubleton

First recorded in 1905–10; modeled on singleton Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for doubleton

Historical Examples of doubleton

  • He had clubs and spades solid, with doubleton heart and diamonds.


    James Causey

  • You had simply noticed the pair together that evening at Doubleton.

    The Path Of Duty

    Henry James

  • In October I met him at Doubleton; we spent three days there together.

    The Path Of Duty

    Henry James

British Dictionary definitions for doubleton



bridge an original holding of two cards only in a suit
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