PRONUNCIATION: (duhb-uhl BAR-uhld)

MEANING: adjective:
1. Having two barrels mounted side by side, as in a gun.
2. Having two parts, purposes, impacts, etc.

ETYMOLOGY: From double, from Old French duble/doble (double), from Latin duplus (twofold), from duo (two) + barrel, from Old French baril, from Latin barriclus (small cask). Earliest documented use: 1709.

DOUBLE BAR RELIED - placed too much emphasis on the ][ cattle brand

DOUBLE-BAR REED - the oboe music just before the end of the work

DOUBLET BARRELED - wearing a close-fitting men's jacket made of wooden staves