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Meaning of DOUBLET

Pronunciation:  'dublit

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a man's close-fitting jacket; worn during the Renaissance

DOUBLET is a 7 letter word that starts with D.


 See Also: jacket



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Doub"let\, n. [In sense 3, OF. doublet; in sense 4, F.
doublet, dim. of double double. See {Double}, a.]
1. Two of the same kind; a pair; a couple.

2. (Print.) A word or words unintentionally doubled or set up
   a second time.

3. A close-fitting garment for men, covering the body from
   the neck to the waist or a little below. It was worn in
   Western Europe from the 15th to the 17th century.

4. (Lapidary Work) A counterfeit gem, composed of two pieces
   of crystal, with a color them, and thus giving the
   appearance of a naturally colored gem. Also, a piece of
   paste or glass covered by a veneer of real stone.

5. (Opt.) 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. --W. H. Wollaston.

6. pl. (See No. 1.) Two dice, each of which, when thrown, has
   the same number of spots on the face lying uppermost; as,
   to throw doublets.

7. pl. [Cf. Pr. doblier, dobler draughtboard.] A game
   somewhat like backgammon. --Halliwell.

8. One of two or more words in the same language derived by
   different courses from the same original from; as, crypt
   and grot are doublets; also, guard and ward; yard and
   garden; abridge and abbreviate, etc.

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