doubling

[ duhb-ling ]
/ ˈdʌb lɪŋ /

noun Nautical.

the part of the upper or lower end of one spar of a mast that is overlapped by another spar above or below it.

Origin of doubling

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at double, -ing1

Definition for doubling (2 of 2)

Origin of double

1175–1225; Middle English < Old French < Latin duplus, equivalent to du(o) two + -plus -fold
Related formsdou·ble·ness, noundou·bler, nounqua·si-dou·ble, adjectivequa·si-dou·b·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for doubling

Derived Formsdoubleness, noundoubler, noun

Word Origin for double

C13: from Old French, from Latin duplus twofold, from duo two + -plus -fold
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Idioms and Phrases with doubling

double


In addition to the idioms beginning with double

  • double back
  • double bill
  • double cross
  • double date
  • double Dutch
  • double duty
  • double feature
  • double in brass
  • double life
  • double standard
  • double take, do a
  • double talk
  • double up

also see:

  • lead a double life
  • on the double
  • see double
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