Webster 1913 Edition
[In sense 3, OF.
doublet; in sense 4, F.
doublet, dim. of
Two of the same kind; a pair; a couple.
A word or words unintentionally doubled or set up a second time.
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.
A counterfeit gem, composed of two pieces of crystal, with a color between 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.
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.
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.
A game somewhat like backgammon.
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.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.The inner garment of a man; a waistcoat or vest.
2.Two; a pair.
3.Among lapidaries, a counterfeit stone composed of two pieces of crystal, with a color between them, so that they have the same appearance as if the whole substance of the crystal were colored.