double hyphen


double hyphen

noun

Definition of DOUBLE HYPHEN

:  a punctuation mark  ̷ ̷ used in place of a hyphen at the end of a line to indicate that the word so divided is normally hyphenated

First Known Use of DOUBLE HYPHEN

1893

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