AskDefine | Define doubleheader

Dictionary Definition

doubleheader n : two instead of one [syn: twin bill, double feature]

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Noun

  1. A train with two engines, (predates baseball term).
  2. Two games played on the same day between the same teams.

Extensive Definition

Doubleheader may refer to:
The original usage of "doubleheader" is attributed to the 1900s railway industry to refer to two locomotives pulling a particularly long and heavy train (cit. Railroad Commission of Texas, http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/tslac/10226/tsl-10226.html)
doubleheader in Japanese: ダブルヘッダー
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