from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A railroad-train drawn by two engines, or pulled by one engine and pushed by another.
  • noun In lumbering, a place from which it is possible to haul a full load to the landing, and where partial loads are topped out or finished to the full hauling capacity of teams.

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

  • noun two events, usually entertainment or sports performances, occurring immediately in succession or within a short time of each other; especially, two sports games played by the same teams on the same day, one right after another.

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

  • noun A train with two engines, (predates baseball term).
  • noun sports Two games played on the same day at the same venue.
  • noun fishing Two fishermen each catching a fish at the same time.

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

  • noun two games instead of one (especially in baseball when the same two teams play two games on the same day)


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