• WordNet 3.6
    • n double-decker a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport "he always rode the bus to work"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Hong Kong has the world's largest double-decker tram fleet in the world.
    • Double-decker A biplane aĆ«roplane or kite.
    • Double-decker A man-of-war having two gun decks.
    • Double-decker A tenement house having two families on each floor.
    • Double-decker anything having two decks or levels, as a bus with two levels for passengers. In older vehicles, less often today, the upper deck was open, as on street cars.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n double-decker A ship with two decks above the water-line.
    • n double-decker A street-car having a second floor and seats on top.
    • n double-decker A freight- or cattle-car with two floors.
    • n double-decker A steam-boiler with two tiers of firing-chambers.
    • n double-decker A tenement-house having two families on one floor: so termed by the police of New York city.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Double-decker a double-decked frigate
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In literature:

Wouldn't I fire a broadside into their 'double deckers?
"Sybil or the Two Nations" by Benjamin Disraeli
You're the double decker, not me.
"Aaron's Rod" by D. H. Lawrence
I have seen all services, and handled every rig, from a lugger to a double-decker!
"The Red Rover" by James Fenimore Cooper
Operation of steamers or "double-deckers" as they are sometimes called.
"Every Step in Canning" by Grace Viall Gray
If the house was a double-decker, as Baranof Castle at Sitka, powder was stored in the cellar.
"Vikings of the Pacific" by Agnes C. Laut
Teeters's cattle bawled in the three front cars and the remaining "double deckers" were being loaded with Kate Prentice's sheep.
"The Fighting Shepherdess" by Caroline Lockhart
This river-craft was a double-decker, propelled by oars from the lower deck.
"A Tour of the Missions" by Augustus Hopkins Strong
The double-decker is doomed, and the twenty-five-foot lot has had its day.
"The Battle with the Slum" by Jacob A. Riis
If the fire was confined to the upper floor of the double-decker there would be really little danger to those below.
"The Girls of Hillcrest Farm" by Amy Bell Marlowe
Clyde had his way, and he and Burl shared a double-decker chamber.
"The Secret of the Ninth Planet" by Donald Allen Wollheim

In news:

Last night Decker went 3-for-4 with his 10th double, his ninth stolen base and an RBI as the Padres knocked off the AZL Royals, 8-4.
This double-decker Mickey D's will have an indoor children's play area, an elevator, two drive-thrus and a dumbwaiter.
Preparing for Double Decker Arts Festival.
Chris Santos, chef and owner of NYC hotspots The Stanton Social and Beauty & Essex, created this sweet, savory, crunchy double-decker quesadilla .
Save up to 52% off the historical Hop-On Hop-Off Tour on a double decker bus.
NYC Transit is putting double-decker buses into service today for a 30-day trial run .
Anti-Semitic Double Decker Assholes.
Red double- decker buses make a comeback in Iraq.
One of the new double- decker buses, the first the city has seen (not counting tourist buses) since 1953.
NYC Transit is putting double- decker buses into service today for a 30-day trial run.
Residents of iconic city neighborhoods say tour buses have become a scourge, with people complaining about screeching brakes, booming microphones and double-deckers rolling past their homes.
A double-decker Megabus is pulled away Thursday evening from a bridge support pillar it hit along Interstate 55 near Litchfield, Ill.
People line up in front of a double decker bus to buy the reissue of the Beatles' original albums on a 12-inch LP vinyl format at a pop-up store in New York on Tuesday.
The Leyland Double-Decker sits in Thomas' stepfather's backyard.
Sample the Remasters Online On The Vinyl Player Beatles Double Decker Tours LA, NY and London.

In science:

Slow Rise and Partial Eruption of a Double-decker Filament. I.
Solar filament eruptions and their physical role in triggering Coronal Mass Ejections
The Ross is divided into two skips and a double-decker compartment for people and equipment.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
The No. 6 is very similar, but is not double-decker.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake