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 for double-decker
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Double-decker \Dou"ble-deck"er\, n.
     1. (Naut.)
     1. A man-of-war having two gun decks.
        [1913 Webster]
        (a) A tenement house having two families on each floor.
            [Local, U. S.]
        (b) A biplane a["e]roplane or kite. [Colloq.]
            [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     3. anything having two decks or levels, as a bus with two
        levels for passengers. In older vehicles, less often
        today, the upper deck was open, as on street cars.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public
           transport; "he always rode the bus to work" [syn: bus,
           autobus, coach, charabanc, double-decker, jitney,
           motorbus, motorcoach, omnibus, passenger vehicle]

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