Double-decker
Double-decker Dou"ble-deck"er, n. 1. (Naut.)

1. A man-of-war having two gun decks. [1913 Webster]

2. (a) A tenement house having two families on each floor. [Local, U. S.] (b) A biplane a["e]roplane or kite. [Colloq.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

3. anything having two decks or levels, as a bus with two levels for passengers. In older vehicles, less often today, the upper deck was open, as on street cars. [Colloq.] [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • double-decker — double deckers 1) N COUNT A double decker or a double decker bus is a bus that has two levels, so that passengers can sit upstairs or downstairs. [mainly BRIT] Ant: single decker 2) ADJ: ADJ n Double decker items or structures have two layers or… …   English dictionary

  • double-decker — double deck|er [ˌdʌbəl ˈdekə US ər] n 1.) a bus with two levels →↑single decker 2.) a sandwich made with three pieces of bread and two layers of food >double decker adj [only before noun] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • double-decker — 1835 of ships, 1867 of street vehicles; from DOUBLE (Cf. double) + DECK (Cf. deck) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • double-decker — ► NOUN ▪ something, especially a bus, with two levels …   English terms dictionary

  • double-decker — [dub′əldek΄ər] n. 1. any structure or vehicle with an upper deck or floor ☆ 2. Informal a sandwich with two layers of filling and three slices of bread …   English World dictionary

  • Double decker — A double decker is a vehicle that has two levels for passengers or cargo, one deck above the other. Such vehicles include: Aerial tramway Bilevel rail car Bombardier BiLevel Coach Bombardier MultiLevel Coach Dome car Double deck aircraft Double… …   Wikipedia

  • double-decker — UK [ˌdʌb(ə)l ˈdekə(r)] / US [ˌdʌb(ə)l ˈdekər] noun [countable] Word forms double decker : singular double decker plural double deckers 1) double decker or double decker bus a bus that has both an upper and a lower level where people can sit 2)… …   English dictionary

  • double-decker — dou|ble deck|er [ ,dʌbl dekər ] noun count 1. ) double decker or double decker sandwich a sandwich consisting of three pieces of bread separated by two layers of food 2. ) double decker or double decker bus a bus that has both an upper and a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • double-decker — 1. n. a two level bus. □ I like to ride in double deckers. □ Some double deckers don’t have tops. 2. n. a sandwich of two layers. □ He put away a giant double decker and a glass of milk. □ …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • double-decker — noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1835 something that is double deck < a double decker bus > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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