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double dribble

noun

Simple Definition of double dribble

  • basketball : an illegal action that happens when a player dribbles the ball with two hands at the same time or starts to dribble again after stopping

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of double dribble

  1. :  an illegal action in basketball made when a player dribbles the ball with two hands simultaneously or continues to dribble after allowing the ball to come to rest in one or both hands

Circa 1949

First Known Use of double dribble

circa 1949


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