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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. Having two barrels mounted side by side, as in a gun.
2. Having two parts, purposes, impacts, etc.
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.
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“She has a past as a spoiled rich girl and a double-barreled surname to go along with it.”
Maya Corrigan; The Tell-Tale Tarte; Kensington Books; 2017.
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