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Definition of doublet:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. A game somewhat like backgammon.
  4. A word or words unintentionally doubled or set up a second time.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Two dice, each of which, when thrown, has the same number of spots on the face lying uppermost; as, to throw doublets.
  8. Two of the same kind; a pair; a couple.

Synonyms:

bobby socks, codpiece, armor, same, chain mail, bloomers, armour, group, bustle, codpiece.

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