Definition of Double-edged

1. Adjective. Capable of being interpreted in two usually contradictory ways. "Double-edged praise"

Similar to: Ambiguous



Definition of Double-edged

1. Adjective. (not comparable) Describing a blade, such as a sword or knife, that is sharp on both edges. ¹

2. Adjective. (comparable figuratively) Describing something that is as dangerous for the user as the one it is used on. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Double-edged

double-deckers
double-declutch
double-digit
double-dip
double-dipped
double-dipping
double-dips
double-dome
double-dotted
double-double
double-double-double
double-doubles
double-down
double-dyed
double-dyed(a)
double-edged (current term)
double-edged sword
double-edged swords
double-end
double-ended
double-ended queue
double-ended queues
double-ender
double-enders
double-ending
double-ends
double-entendre
double-entendres
double-entry
double-entry bookkeeping

Literary usage of Double-edged

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1. How to Work with the Microscope by Lionel Smith Beale (1880)
"double-edged Scalpel*.—For cutting thin sections, a knife of the form of a lancet, ... The double-edged scalpel should be very thin, pi. XVIII, p. 8. ..."

2. Ilios: The City and Country of the Trojans: the Results of Researches and by Heinrich Schliemann (1880)
"I found two double-edged bronze hatchets of a perfectly identical shape at Mycenae.10 A similar double- edged axe of copper was found in Hungary.1 These ..."

3. Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia, Commercial, Industrial by Edward Balfour (1871)
"... like tie Amant Ferrara, is not uncommon ; nor the А'Ал»-:.-, or double-edged sword. ... nnd had Gibbon witnessed the worship of the double-edged sword ..."

4. The Principles and Practice of Surgery by John Ashhurst (1893)
"... which ¡ire adapted fur either the circular or the flap operation, have a sharp point, and are usually double-edged for an inch or two at the extremity. ..."

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