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

  • noun Sports Two games or events held in succession on the same program, especially in baseball.
  • noun A train pulled by two locomotives.

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

  • noun sports A pair of games played one after another between the same teams.
  • noun A pair of top rank events after another, at one venue.
  • noun fishing The catching of a single fish simultaneously by two fishermen when fishing together.
  • noun rail transport A train pulled by two locomotives.


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  • Saturday offers a double-header of extreme rarities.

    A Cinematic Diet Loaded With Preservatives Steve Dollar 2010

  • The Portuguese coach conceded even those within his own squad who are short of fitness are keen to play in the double-header, with the second leg due at White Hart Lane next Thursday.

    Tottenham head to Hearts to kick off season with an eye on next term 2011

  • When Martin Castrogiovanni came back from international duty, the Italian was returned to Leicester's No3 jersey for the Heineken Cup double-header with Clermont Auvergne.

    Dan Cole the tighthead Tiger who is too good to ditch Michael Aylwin 2010

  • On a recent weekend, Dynamite, one of only two youth teams in the league, swept the older and burlier Samaritan Village squad in a double-header under a searing sun, seizing first place.

    Treating Addicts Using Bats, Balls Sophia Hollander 2011

  • PARIS — To celebrate the opening of its new permanent collection and its new enlarged exhibition space, the Pinacoth è que de Paris is offering a double-header of a temporary show, "The Birth of a Museum," with works from two historic private collections that provided the foundations for two important museums: the Romanov Collection at the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg and the Esterh á zy Collection at the Beaux-Arts in Budapest.

    Inspiring Imperial Collections Judy Fayard 2011

  • The debate was the first in a rare double-header that will have the candidates back at it again Sunday morning.

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  • Sky Sports has ditched some of the bombast ahead of the double-header: there's been no talk yet of "Grand Slam Sunday" or the "awesome foursome".

    Super Sundae: Time to talk the talk, hype the hype 2012

  • The goal ensured that Stoke would play in the fifth round in the same week as the Valencia double-header.

    Stoke's concentration on the cups pays dividends at Derby 2012

  • This international double-header has still offered signs of promise.

    England v Wales: player ratings 2011

  • •Those clever meta-folks at Supernatural (CW, 8 ET/PT) tweak TV conventions again in the first of tonight's double-header as the boys get a visit from a teen who claims to be a previously unknown, long-lost brother.

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