double-team

verb
dou·​ble-team | \ ˈdə-bəl-ˌtēm How to pronounce double-team (audio) \
double-teamed; double-teaming; double-teams

Definition of double-team

transitive verb

: to block or guard (an opponent) with two players at one time

Other Words from double-team

double-team noun

First Known Use of double-team

1860, in the meaning defined above

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“Double-team.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/double-team. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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double-team

verb

English Language Learners Definition of double-team

US, sports : to block or guard (an opponent) with two players at one time

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