double-barrelled double-barrelled


  1. (adj) having two barrels mounted side by side
  2. (adj) having two purposes; twofold



  1. Wall Street Journal editorial page with double-barrelled hit.
  2. A Japanese who might well have been flushed with double-barrelled victory, War Minister Lieut.
  3. Wall Street Journal editorial page with double-barrelled hit.


  1. Top GAA star begged for his life as love rival prepared to pull trigger

    A top GAA player pleaded for his life as a love rival prepared to blast him with a double-barrelled shotgun in a quiet Dundalk housing estate.
    on June 30, 2013     Source: Irish Central

  2. This Supernova Had A ‘Delayed Detonation’

    A star relatively nearby Earth went kablooie in 2008, some 28,000 light-years away from us. Sharp-eyed astronomers, as they will do, trained their telescopes on it to snap pictures and take observations. Now, fresh observations from the orbiting Chandra X-ray Observatory suggest that supernova was actually a double-barrelled explosion. (...)Read the rest of This Supernova [...]
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Universe Today


  1. Swain agrees: "This is all well and good for the couple that hyphenates but what do you do when a double-barrelled marries a double-barrelled? It's fine for the parents but problematic for the next generation. Unless there are rules, which is what...
    on Mar 30, 2010 By: David Swain Source:

  2. "We have a double-barrelled problem on social networks. On the one hand, we have cyber bullying. One person posted online it was beat-up-red-heads day and it happened," Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the Wiesenthal centre said yesterday. "Then there...
    on Nov 24, 2009 By: Simon Wiesenthal Source: Toronto Sun

  3. "In reality, we were all anti-establishment," says Brooke-Taylor. "But I had the double-barrelled name so I was always going to play the Tory."
    on Dec 13, 2004 By: Tim Brooke-Taylor Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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