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, in the meaning defined above

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“Double hyphen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/double%20hyphen. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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