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double barrelled

adjective Referring to a family name (surname) with two parts which may or may not be hyphenated, so named as an oblique analogy to a double-barrelled shotgun.

While double-barrelling surnames is distinctly uncommon in the US, it is required by law in Spain and most of Latin America, and not uncommon amongst well-to-do Britons.
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They had been killed with a 12-bore double-barreled shotgun.
Few firearms are as visually intimidating as a double-barreled shotgun.
But Billinge, formerly of Dragon Lane, Whiston, appeared back at Liverpool crown court yesterday and admitted possessing a 12-gauge, double-barreled shotgun on February 14 - less than a month before he was due to sentenced for killing Marko.
Jumping over a fence, the boy dropped a wallet and the forestock of a double-barreled shotgun.
But Mr Hussain alleged that the 21-year-old had fired two shots at his vehicle using a double-barreled shotgun.
The pump-action, double-barreled shotgun was wrapped in a plastic bin-bag.
In another raid the same day p o l i c e h a d f o u n d a double-barreled shotgun hidden in his two-year-old daughter's bedroom at the Woodedge Avenue home he had shared with his girlfriend.
He was holding what she believed to be a double-barreled shotgun.
Police found 12-bore and 13-bore double-barreled shotguns, 9mm bullets, shotgun cartridges and gun-cleaning equipment when they raided a flat in Elmswood Court after a tip-off from its landlord, Lisa Parry.