from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having two barrels mounted side by side: a double-barreled shotgun.
- adj. Serving two purposes; twofold.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having two barrels; -- applied to a gun.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having two barrels, as a gun.
- Figuratively, serving to effect a double purpose or to produce a double result.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having two purposes; twofold
- adj. having two barrels mounted side by side
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The laughs are there, but so is the feeling: You never forget that "Guys and Dolls" is not just a comedy but also a double-barreled love story, and you believe at all times in the truth of the underlying emotions that give meaning to the jokes.
Fortunately for us, he left behind more than enough records to secure for all time his place among the ranks of the great double-barreled artists.
But the skies cooperated, allowing Potter and her double-barreled shotgun guitarists -- Scott Tournet and Benny Yurco -- to blast through the rest of their opening set, propelled by the riveting rhythm section of Cat Popper (bass) and Matt Burr (drums).
Specifically, this double-barreled strategy seems to reflect:
New ECB President Mario Draghi will convene his first policy meeting, which some believe could mark the beginning of a campaign to lower borrowing costs in the euro zone as it faces the double-barreled threats of weak growth and the debt situation.
The ads would be a double-barreled assault on Mr. Romney's success as a businessman and on Republicans as the party of corporate wheeler-dealers and the uncaring rich.
His most high-profile effort was the campaign to cut programming costs by giving Jay Leno a 10 p.m. show and installing Conan O'Brien at "The Tonight Show," a double-barreled disaster that led to O'Brien's departure.
The market doesn't look favorably on Wal-Mart's chances of fending off the double-barreled assault.
The invocation of American domestic terrorism, and the comparison of King's efforts to discrimination visited on African Americans, amount to a double-barreled shot at the very premise of his hearings, which is that the threat of Islamic terror is unique enough to justify the focus of high-profile Congressional hearings on just this one group of Americans.
Since low labor costs are the primary reason many foreign companies have manufacturing operations in China, this double-barreled increase is leading many to consider other countries as production centers.