Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A device that doubles the frequency or voltage of an input signal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who doubles
  • n. An instrument for augmenting a very small quantity of electricity, so as to render it manifest by sparks or the electroscope.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, doubles.
  • n. An instrument for augmenting a very small quantity of electricity, so as to render it manifest by sparks or the electroscope.
  • n. A part of a distilling apparatus for intercepting the heavier fractions and returning them to be redistilled.
  • n. A blanket or felt placed between the fabric and the printing table or cylinder.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which doubles; particularly, an instrument for augmenting a very small quantity of electricity, so as to render it manifest by sparks or the electrometer.
  • n. A still arranged for intercepting vapors of distillation, and redistilling them.
  • n. A machine for doubling and drawing silk.
  • n. The felting placed between a fabric to be printed and the printing-cylinder.
  • n. Same as double-ripper
  • n. A dish or platter used in gathering and removing fragments from the table.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an electronic device that doubles the voltage or the frequency of an input signal

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Examples

  • Ye haue one sorte of repetition, which we call the doubler, and is as the next before, a speedie iteration of one word, but with some little intermission by inserting one or two words betweene, as in a most excellent dittie written by Sir Walter Raleigh these two closing verses:

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • In the past, crews have repaired cracks in the external tank by removing the cracked aluminum and replacing it with a "doubler" -- a twice-as-thick section -- before replacing the foam insulation.

    FOXNews.com

  • If you experience wetting problems, buy small "doubler" pads to add as needed.

    Part 2: Dr. Strangepoop: Our Diaper Gear | Thingamababy

  • Crews have repaired similar cracks during external tank production by removing the cracked aluminum and replacing it with a "doubler," which is a twice-as-thick stringer section before replacing the foam insulation.

    Gizmodo

  • It is a penny share with massive potential - possibly even another money "doubler".

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  • Mom’s system: Single cotton microfiber inserts thin during the day, sometimes adding a hemp "doubler" insert if we will be out-of-the-house for several hours.

    Part 2: Dr. Strangepoop: Our Diaper Gear | Thingamababy

  • Managers and engineers are reviewing the data and evaluating the repair options that may include adding a doubler or stop drilling to prevent the crack from spreading.

    NASA Watch: April 2009 Archives

  • The article does mention a possible voltage doubler circuit, depending on the design, so in that case 140 vs 120 volts might make a difference.

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  • It is not allowed in court because it doesn ` t pass we call either the doubler (ph) or the fry hearing.

    CNN Transcript Sep 24, 2009

  • Especially that doublé can also mean 1. overtaken - as in doubler une voiture sur la route, 2. dubbed - as in film doublé en Français 3. double-crossed - doubler quelqu'un 4. increased twofold - as in "le nombre de crimes a doublé"

    Canadian Tire Special Gloves Label/Pour le ranchero doublé ((?)

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