1. having two barrels mounted side by side

a double-barreled shotgun

Syn: ↑double-barrelled
Ant: ↑single-barreled
2. having two purposes; twofold

"our double-barreled desire to make things profitable as well as attractive"- Louis Kronenbergers

Syn: ↑double-barrelled
Similar to: ↑ambiguous

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