double-ender
noun Date: 1864 a ship or boat with bow and stern of similar shape

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Double-ender — Dou ble end er, n. (a) (Naut.) A vessel capable of moving in either direction, having bow and rudder at each end. (b) (Railroad) A locomotive with pilot at each end. Knight. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Double-ender — The term double ender can also refer to a ship with propulsion systems and helms at both ends. Double ender refers to a technique used to conduct televised interviews over long distances in the 1980s before satellite television became commonplace …   Wikipedia

  • double-ender — ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈendə(r) noun Etymology: double end (from double (I) + end) + er 1. a. : a ship with bow and stern of similar shape b. : a self propelled …   Useful english dictionary

  • double ender — Naut. a double ended vessel. Also, double ender. [1860 65, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • double ender — Naut. a double ended vessel. Also, double ender. [1860 65, Amer.] …   Useful english dictionary

  • double-ender — double end·er …   English syllables

  • double-ender — a type of boat used in fishing, having a sharp stern as well as a pointed bow. Fishermen believed that following seas would not swamp such a boat, although this did not always work out in practice. Such boats were hauled up on the beach, e.g. in… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • double-ender — noun a boat in which stern and bow are similarly tapered …   English new terms dictionary

  • double-ender — /dʌbəl ˈɛndə / (say dubuhl enduh) noun 1. a vehicle, especially a boat, which can be driven from either end. 2. → shingleback …   Australian English dictionary

  • double-ender file — noun see double ender 2 …   Useful english dictionary

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