double dagger

noun

Definition of double dagger

: the character ‡ used as a reference mark

called also diesis

Examples of double dagger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many a page is bottom-loaded with asterisk, dagger and double dagger, and one footnote has two footnotes of its own. Ben Yagoda, WSJ, "‘Dreyer’s English’ Review: Flossing Your Prose," 24 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of double dagger

1706, in the meaning defined above

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“Double dagger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/double%20dagger. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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