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1. Having two barrels mounted side by side: a double-barreled shotgun.
2. Having two purposes or parts; twofold: a double-barreled poll question.


1. (esp. of a shotgun) having two barrels mounted side by side.
2. serving a double purpose or having two aspects.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.double-barreled - having two barrels mounted side by side; "a double-barreled shotgun"
single-barreled, single-barrelled - having one barrel; "most guns are single-barreled"
2.double-barreled - having two purposes; twofold; "our double-barreled desire to make things profitable as well as attractive"- Louis Kronenbergers
ambiguous - having more than one possible meaning; "ambiguous words"; "frustrated by ambiguous instructions, the parents were unable to assemble the toy"
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