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doublet n : a man's close-fitting jacket; worn during the Renaissance

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  1. a man’s close-fitting jacket, with or without sleeves. Men in Europe wore doublets from the 1400s to the 1600s.
  2. a pair of two similar or equal things; couple.
  3. one of two or more different words in a language derived from the same origin but coming by different routes.
  4. An imitation gem made of two pieces of glass or crystal with a layer of color between them.
  5. printing US A word or phrase set a second time by mistake.
  6. A quantum state of a system with a spin of 1/2, such that there are two allowed values of the spin component, -1/2 and +1/2.


*1602 : Hamlet by William Shakespeare, act 2 scene 1 line 75
  • Lord Hamlet, with his doublet all unbraced,

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article of men's clothing

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Doublet may refer to:
doublet in French: Doublet

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