doubleheader doubleheader n. two events, usually entertainment or sports performances, occurring immediately in succession or within a short time of each other; especially, two sports games played by the same teams on the same day, one right after another.

Note: A doubleheader in baseball is often scheduled between teams when a previously shceduled game is postponed, as due to rain or other interfering factors. In such cases, the admission price for the doubleheader remains that of a single game, though two games are played.

Syn: twin bill, double feature. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Doubleheader — Die Bezeichnung Doubleheader kommt ursprünglich aus dem Baseball und bezeichnet zwei direkt aufeinander folgende Spiele der gleichen Mannschaften. Baseball Beim Baseball werden die beiden Begegnungen lediglich durch eine zwanzigminütige Pause… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • doubleheader — noun Date: 1878 1. a train pulled by two locomotives 2. two games, contests, or events held consecutively on the same program …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • doubleheader — /dub euhl hed euhr/, n. 1. Sports. a. two games, as of baseball, between the same teams on the same day in immediate succession. b. two games, as of basketball, between two different pairs of teams on the same day in immediate succession. 2. two… …   Universalium

  • doubleheader — noun a) A train with two engines, (predates baseball term). b) Two games played on the same day between the same teams …   Wiktionary

  • doubleheader — n. two games played one after the other (Basketball, Baseball); two performances given one after the other, two things that happen one after the other …   English contemporary dictionary

  • doubleheader — dou·ble·head·er …   English syllables

  • doubleheader — dou•ble•head•er [[t]ˈdʌb əlˈhɛd ər[/t]] n. 1) spo two games, either between the same teams or different pairs of teams, played on the same day in immediate succession 2) cvb two performances or events occurring one after the other 3) rai a train… …   From formal English to slang

  • doubleheader — noun two games instead of one (especially in baseball when the same two teams play two games on the same day) (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑twin bill, ↑double feature • Hypernyms: ↑game • Part Meronyms: ↑nightcap …   Useful english dictionary

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