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Double-decker   Listen
noun
Double-decker  n.  (Naut.)
1.
A man-of-war having two gun decks.
2.
(a)
A tenement house having two families on each floor. (Local, U. S.)
(b)
A biplane aeroplane or kite. (Colloq.)
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.)






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Double-decker" Quotes from Famous Books



... Pedro Enriquez de Ribera and his wife: he who built the Casa de Pilatos, and as he had visited the Holy Land was naturally fabled to have copied it from the House of Pilate. Now, as if still continuing his travels, he reposes with his wife in a sort of double-decker monument, where the Evil One would have them suggest to the beholder the notion of passengers in the upper and lower berths ...
— Familiar Spanish Travels • W. D. Howells



Words linked to "Double-decker" :   window, school bus, fleet, motorcoach, minibus, rider, charabanc, bus, public transport, roof, jitney, trackless trolley, trolleybus



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