Definition of double-barreled in English:



  • 1(of a gun) having two barrels.

    • ‘He said: ‘When I looked out of the office I saw this double-barrelled gun which was being pointed quite dramatically at me.’’
    • ‘Police are puzzled as to how the stock of a double-barrelled gun arrived there or how long the waterlogged part had been there.’
    • ‘Upset with the surveyors, as well as with their own relatives who had sold the land in their absence, they again demanded the double-barrelled guns they were promised.’
    • ‘And I see him run inside and out he come with his double-barrelled gun.’
    • ‘He admitted firing a single cartridge from a double-barrelled shotgun pistol in the attack on July 4 last year, but he denied attempted murder.’
    • ‘A double-barrelled shotgun was stolen from a private house in the Kilcohan area of Waterford between 10p.m. and midnight last Thursday.’
    • ‘One double-barrelled shotgun, which was found near the Sports Complex in Sligo before Christmas, is believed to have been used in a robbery in Ennis.’
    • ‘A double-barrelled shotgun was recovered from the scene.’
    • ‘He also agreed he told police his uncle had owned a 12-bore double-barrelled shotgun at a previous address and was very proud of the gun.’
    • ‘An Italian Derrenger double-barrelled pistol was found at his gas distribution firm, CSG, in Chesterfield.’
    • ‘He also admitted unlawful possession of a double-barrelled shotgun and 31 cartridges on the same date.’
    • ‘He was a skilled artisan and craftsman who had a great influence on the design of the double-barrelled shotgun and set up a shop in London in 1793.’
    • ‘A double-barrelled shotgun was put to my head as part of the play.’
    • ‘A small double-barrelled pistol was found hidden in a coffee percolator and a loaded mini revolver in a passenger's hand luggage.’
    • ‘He said the gangs fought with double-barrelled shotguns, machetes, broken bottles, iron bars.’
    • ‘Officers found an antique, double-barrelled Derringer hidden in a walnut grandfather clock in his bedroom.’
    • ‘The singer is understood to have arrived at the Holiday Inn in West Nile Street, Glasgow, with several double-barrelled shotguns.’
    • ‘As you progress through the game, more high-powered weapons the likes of crossbows and double-barrelled shotguns will become available.’
    • ‘His unwelcome advance was met with double-barrelled shotgun.’
    • ‘By the time she was fifteen she was living on her own, managing a roughneck joint with a double-barrelled shotgun by her side.’
    1. 1.1Having two parts or aspects.
      • ‘The double-barrelled question is a clear instance of the transgression of this rule, but in addition there is the case of a question like.’
      • ‘The stable girl said in a statement that he had suffered ‘a double-barrelled kick - both the horse's feet came off the ground’.’
      • ‘All of the questions posed are double-barrelled.’
      • ‘This double-barrelled gig kicks off around 8:30 pm and costs only $3.’
      • ‘I'm a bit duff on my double-barrelled genres (when does metal become death-metal?).’
      • ‘The thing I do question is his double-barrelled approach - the ‘secret’ in the Bulletin, then the open allegation and the email on Channel Nine.’
      • ‘Another stable girl said: ‘The horse did a full double-barrelled kick.’’
      • ‘Victorian opener Elliott launched a double-barrelled attack on Queensland's bowlers and the record books as the Bushrangers took an iron-grip on the Pura Cup trophy at the Melbourne Cricket Ground today.’
      • ‘When the debate had begun a couple of hours earlier, a double-barrelled assault by the them was the last thing on his mind.’
      • ‘Guard cells were impaled with double-barrelled electrodes, one barrel being used to clamp the membrane potential with the dSEVC amplifier.’