double-decker [duhb-uh l-dek-er] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- something with two decks, tiers, or the like, as two beds one above the other, a ship with two decks above the water line, or a bus with two decks.
- a food item consisting of two main layers, as a sandwich made with three slices of bread and two layers of filling.
Origin of double-decker An Americanism dating back to 1825–35 Examples from the Web for double-decker Contemporary Examples of double-decker
Listen: If you got off a double-decker bus to come to New York, who would you rather see waiting for you?
November 8, 2014
You’d been drunk for hours, but you dove off a double-decker lake boat and came up gracefully for air.
Nathan Bradley Bethea
August 31, 2014
Because of low clearances in two locations, double-decker freight containers cannot travel along that corridor.
Robert H. Frank
September 8, 2011
Historical Examples of double-decker
This river-craft was a double-decker, propelled by oars from the lower deck.
Augustus Hopkins Strong
The double-decker is doomed, and the twenty-five-foot lot has had its day.
Jacob A. Riis.
The cars were originally imported from Birmingham, of the double-decker type.
W. S. Nelson
Enormous indeed it must be, if we can imagine a double-decker a mile long!
Henry M. Field
There were twenty-three other families in this “double-decker.”
Amy Bell Marlowe
British Dictionary definitions for double-decker double-decker noun
- mainly British a bus with two passenger decks
- a thing or structure having two decks, layers, etc
- (as modifier)a double-decker sandwich
Word Origin and History for double-decker n.