double cross

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double cross

noun

Definition of DOUBLE CROSS

1
a :  an act of winning or trying to win a fight or match after agreeing to lose it
b :  an act of betraying or cheating an associate
2
:  a cross between first-generation hybrids of four separate inbred lines (as in the production of hybrid seed corn)

Examples of DOUBLE CROSS

  1. <politics is full of double crosses and backbiting>

First Known Use of DOUBLE CROSS

1834

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