2016年6月18日 星期六

back-to-back, sprint, doubleheader

The Final Sprint
The champion diver Greg Louganis explains how he won double gold medals in back-to-back Olympic Games, and why he now serves as a spokesman for LGBT causes and a mentor to younger athletes.

The champion diver explains how visualization and ambitious goal-setting…
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Back-to-back snowstorms, the wrath of Mother Nature:


THE PROCESS worked: That was one conclusion from watching the back-to-back party conclaves that ended Thursday in St. Paul, Minn. Yes, the nominating battle was too long and too expensive, and it wasn't always democratic (see: caucuses, rules of). But on the Democratic side, a large field was...


紐約時報The Caucus Blog

Obama and Edwards Press Clinton
Democratic presidential candidates debated in the second half of a New Hampshire doubleheader.


double-header also doubleheader (dŭb'əl-hĕd'ər)
The noun doubleheader has one meaning:
Meaning #1: two instead of one
Synonyms: twin billdouble feature

雙車頭火車, A train pulled by two locomotives.
連賽Sports. Two games or events held in succession on the same program, especially in baseball.

Doubleheader is used by network television to refer to two games in any sport aired back-to-back on the same network, even though they do not involve the same two teams (three such games may be referred to as a tripleheader, this scenario being encountered most frequently in basketball). A doubleheader purposely coincides with a league's scheduling of "early" and "late" games. In North America, games usually start at the same time period in different time zones (Eastern and Pacific).



back-to-back (CLOSE TOGETHER) Show phonetics
adjective [before noun], adverb
close together and facing in opposite directions:
UK back-to-back terraced houses
The office was full of computers, and we had to sit back-to-back in long rows.

ADJECTIVE

1British (Of houses) built in a continuous terrace backing on to another terrace, with aparty wall or a narrow alley between:rows of back-to-back houses

2Consecutive:his back-to-back victories in the Hungarian and Belgian Grands Prix

sprint



--> ━━ n., vi. 短距離競走; ラストスパート; 短時間の大活動.
━━ vt. (短距離を)全力疾走する.
sprint・er ━━ n. 短距離選手, スプリンター.

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