Definitions

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

  • noun A device that doubles the frequency or voltage of an input signal.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A dish or platter used in gathering and removing fragments from the table.
  • noun One who or that which doubles; particularly, an instrument for augmenting a very small quantity of electricity, so as to render it manifest by sparks or the electrometer.
  • noun A still arranged for intercepting vapors of distillation, and redistilling them.
  • noun A machine for doubling and drawing silk.
  • noun The felting placed between a fabric to be printed and the printing-cylinder.
  • noun Same as double-ripper

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

  • noun One who, or that which, doubles.
  • noun (Elec.) An instrument for augmenting a very small quantity of electricity, so as to render it manifest by sparks or the electroscope.
  • noun A part of a distilling apparatus for intercepting the heavier fractions and returning them to be redistilled.
  • noun (Calico Printing) A blanket or felt placed between the fabric and the printing table or cylinder.

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

  • noun One who doubles
  • noun An instrument for augmenting a very small quantity of electricity, so as to render it manifest by sparks or the electroscope.

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

  • noun an electronic device that doubles the voltage or the frequency of an input signal

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Examples

  • Ye haue one sorte of repetition, which we call the doubler, and is as the next before, a speedie iteration of one word, but with some little intermission by inserting one or two words betweene, as in a most excellent dittie written by Sir Walter Raleigh these two closing verses:

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • In the past, crews have repaired cracks in the external tank by removing the cracked aluminum and replacing it with a "doubler" -- a twice-as-thick section -- before replacing the foam insulation.

    FOXNews.com

  • If you experience wetting problems, buy small "doubler" pads to add as needed.

    Part 2: Dr. Strangepoop: Our Diaper Gear | Thingamababy

  • Crews have repaired similar cracks during external tank production by removing the cracked aluminum and replacing it with a "doubler," which is a twice-as-thick stringer section before replacing the foam insulation.

    Gizmodo

  • It is a penny share with massive potential - possibly even another money "doubler".

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  • It is a penny share with massive potential - possibly even another money "doubler".

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  • Mom’s system: Single cotton microfiber inserts thin during the day, sometimes adding a hemp "doubler" insert if we will be out-of-the-house for several hours.

    Part 2: Dr. Strangepoop: Our Diaper Gear | Thingamababy

  • Managers and engineers are reviewing the data and evaluating the repair options that may include adding a doubler or stop drilling to prevent the crack from spreading.

    STS-125 Mission Update - Radiator Crack Observed - NASA Watch

  • Managers and engineers are reviewing the data and evaluating the repair options that may include adding a doubler or stop drilling to prevent the crack from spreading.

    NASA Watch: April 2009 Archives

  • The article does mention a possible voltage doubler circuit, depending on the design, so in that case 140 vs 120 volts might make a difference.

    voltage

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