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eq·ui·voque

also eq·ui·voke  (ĕk′wə-vōk′, ē′kwə-)
n.
1. An equivocal word or expression.
2. A pun.
3. A double meaning.

[French équivoque, from Late Latin aequivocus, ambiguous; see equivocal.]

equivoque, equivoke

1. an equivocal term or ambiguous expression.
2. a play upon words; pun.
See also: Punning
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(12) For the significance of the equivocal and the "equivoke" in Sterne, see Jonathan Lamb, Sterne's Fiction and the Double Principle (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ.