Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Something, such as a vehicle, structure, or sandwich, that has two decks, floors, or layers.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A ship with two decks above the water-line.
  • noun A street-car having a second floor and seats on top.
  • noun A freight- or cattle-car with two floors.
  • noun A steam-boiler with two tiers of firing-chambers.
  • noun A tenement-house having two families on one floor: so termed by the police of New York city.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A man-of-war having two gun decks.
  • noun Local, U. S., colloq., colloq. A tenement house having two families on each floor.
  • noun colloq. A biplane aëroplane or kite.
  • noun colloq. anything having two decks or levels, as a bus with two levels for passengers. In older vehicles, less often today, the upper deck was open, as on street cars.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A vehicle, usually a bus or coach, with two decks.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport

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Examples

  • But the so-called "double-decker" fund expose retail investors to high-yield, risky emerging markets.

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  • The famous double-decker will be out on the London streets by 2012.

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  • Oxford Street is so clogged with London's signature double-decker buses — 300 passing every hour — that London Mayor Boris Johnson once called the sight "a panting wall of red metal."

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  • Boeing executives have said the plane is designed to fill the gap between the company's popular 777 and the double-decker A380 from European Aeronautic Defence & Space Co.'s Airbus division.

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  • Steve and I share a double-decker bunk room, and he comments on Ilona's adorability, before pulling the shades the sun doesn't set, but rather skims across the horizon and attempting to sleep in the pitching darkness.

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  • The ICC also employs Hong Kong's first double-decker elevators, which can serve two floors at the same time, reducing the need for extra shafts.

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  • In the next forty minutes Tomas found heaven: a house with double-decker porches overlooking the river, an old bridge across Wist Creek, an abandoned mill.

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  • But Airbus is also taking advantage of strengthening demand for its jets — especially its flagship A380 — to extract some extra cash from customers that have bought the double-decker plane.

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  • In the next forty minutes Tomas found heaven: a house with double-decker porches overlooking the river, an old bridge across Wist Creek, an abandoned mill.

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  • Steve and I share a double-decker bunk room, and he comments on Ilona's adorability, before pulling the shades the sun doesn't set, but rather skims across the horizon and attempting to sleep in the pitching darkness.

    Richard Bangs: Mind Sex with Strangers

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