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Definition of "double-edged" []

  • Having two cutting edges: a double-edged blade. (adjective)
  • Effective or capable of being interpreted in two ways: double-edged praise. (adjective)
  • Having a dual purpose: combat troops with a double-edged mission. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "double-edged" in a sentence
  • "He referred to the double-edged sword of Hezbollah’s dogma and pragma."
  • "#BaltimoreColtsPackers 14 Giants 17, 5:20 2nd quarter Blackburn proves a double-edged sword for the Giants - recording that huge interception on the Packers' last series, but now colliding with his team-mate Kenny Phillips and leaving the latter requiring treatment on the field."
  • "In the two settings that I have studied, the ‘younger the better’ hypothesis can be a double-edged sword."
Words like "double-edged"
broad-bladed
double-bladed
leaf-bladed
single-edged
three-edged
well-honed
white-bronze
wicked-looking