Definitions

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  • n. A vessel capable of moving both forwards and backwards, having bow and rudder at each end.
  • n. A locomotive with pilot at each end.
  • n. A dildo designed for penetration by two people simultaneously.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A vessel capable of moving in either direction, having bow and rudder at each end.
  • n. A locomotive with pilot at each end.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Anything with two ends alike, as a boat designed to move forward or backward with equal ease.
  • n. A cross-cut sawing-machine, with a pair of adjustable circular saws, for equalizing pieces of stuff by sawing both ends at once.
  • n. A locomotive having either a truck or a pilot at each end: intended to haul trains in either direction without being turned.
  • n. A double-pointed file.

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Examples

  • It has always been at its best when breaking the mould by pioneering with "As It Happens," the live double-ender interview, "La Petite Vie" or "This Hour Has 22 Minutes."

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  • The craft was a double-ender, long, narrow, and flat-bottomed, sweeping up at each end in graceful curves and tight as a tick from the looks of the well-fitted overlapping planks.

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  • In this hope he relied much upon the powerful aid of the fleet; but Admiral Lee, ascending in a double-ender, lost his pioneer-boat, the "Commodore Jones" and very nearly his own flag-ship, by a torpedo, opposite Signal Station.

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  • The Uncle Toby's drift took them across the bow and they could not make out the name; but before night they picked up with a small, round-bottom, double-ender boat, swamped but with white lettering visible on its bow.

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  • So he ordered the flagship _Hartford_ and her lashed-together consort, the double-ender

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  • Commander Roe of the _Sassacus_ (a light-draft, pair-paddle, double-ender gunboat) getting at right angles to her, ordered his engineer to stuff the fires with oiled waste and keep the throttle open.

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  • The _Uncle Toby's_ drift took them across the bow and they could not make out the name; but before night they picked up with a small, round-bottom, double-ender boat, swamped but with white lettering visible on its bow.

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  • The Siberian and Russian delegates, who, of course, felt a keen interest in the company's proceedings, took a magnetic double-ender car to Bering Strait.

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  • Two ships, the Peruvian corvette America, and the United States "double-ender" Wateree, were carried nearly half

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  • The headquarters of this temporary squadron was at Pensacola; but until her unlucky visit to the Rio Grande my ship, the _Muscoota_, one of the iron double-ender paddle steamers which the war had evolved among other experiments, lay for some months at Key West, then, as always from its position, a naval station of importance.

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