dou·​ble-park ˌdə-bəl-ˈpärk How to pronounce double-park (audio)
double-parked; double-parking; double-parks

transitive verb

: to park (a vehicle) beside a row of vehicles already parked parallel to the curb

intransitive verb

: to double-park a vehicle

Examples of double-park in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Streets are littered with trash, cars are double-parked or left on sidewalks, greenery is sparse, and businesses along the area’s commercial corridor, International Boulevard, are often covered with graffiti. Karen Garcia, Los Angeles Times, 19 Mar. 2024 There were cars double-parked around the family’s house to express condolences. Jonathan M. Alexander, Charlotte Observer, 30 Jan. 2024 Mariella calls ahead, and Max comes to the gate of the apartment complex while his mother double-parks and hands off Saldana. Steve Lopez, Los Angeles Times, 23 Sep. 2023 Volvos, Beemers, and Teslas idle or double-park, and the (mostly) moms behind the wheel crane their necks, trying to glimpse the school door. Julia Edelstein, Curbed, 15 Feb. 2023 When delivery trucks and other vehicles double-park or otherwise block the road, in most cases the driver is in the vehicle or nearby. Russ Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 23 June 2023 All was hushed just before dawn when Debbie Gabriel double-parked at her usual spot on Lefferts Avenue, a neighborhood of single-family homes and low apartment blocks in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Richard Schiffman Erin Schaff, New York Times, 8 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of double-park was in 1927

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Cite this Entry

“Double-park.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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