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doublet (plural doublets)
- a man’s close-fitting jacket, with or without sleeves. Men in Europe wore doublets from the 1400s to the 1600s.
- a pair of two similar or equal things; couple.
- (linguistics) one of two or more different words in a language derived from the same origin but coming by different routes (e.g., toucher and toquer in French or yard and garden in English).
- (literature) In textual criticism, two different narrative accounts of the same actual event.
- (lapidary) An imitation gem made of two pieces of glass or crystal with a layer of color between them.
- (printing, US) A word or phrase set a second time by mistake.
- (quantum mechanics) A quantum state of a system with a spin of 1/2, such that there are two allowed values of the spin component, -1/2 and +1/2.
- (computing) A word (or rather, a halfword) consisting of two bytes
- (botany) A very small flowering plant, Dimeresia howellii
- A word ladder puzzle.
- An arrangement of two lenses for a microscope, designed to correct spherical aberration and chromatic dispersion, thus rendering the image of an object more clear and distinct.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of W. H. Wollaston to this entry?)
- Either of two dice, each of which, when thrown, has the same number of spots on the face lying uppermost.
- to throw doublets
- (uncountable) A game somewhat like backgammon.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)
- 1602 : Hamlet by William Shakespeare, act 2 scene 1 line 75
- Lord Hamlet, with his doublet all unbraced,
- 1819, Washington Irving, The Sketch Book, Rip Van Winkle:
- He was a stout old gentleman, with a weather-beaten countenance; he wore a laced doublet, broad belt and hanger, high-crowned hat and feather, red stockings, and high-heeled shoes, with roses in them.
article of men's clothing
pair of two similar or equal things
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