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doubletree

[ duhb-uhl-tree ]
/ ˈdʌb əlˌtri /
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noun
a pivoted bar with a whiffletree attached to each end, used in harnessing two horses abreast.
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Origin of doubletree

1840–50, Americanism; modeled on singletree
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British Dictionary definitions for doubletree

doubletree
/ (ˈdʌbəlˌtriː) /

noun
a horizontal pivoted bar on a vehicle to the ends of which swingletrees are attached for harnessing two horses side by side
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