double-time

verb dou·ble-time \ ˈdə-bəl-ˌtīm \
|Updated on: 10 Jun 2018

Definition of double-time

: to move at double time

First Known Use of double-time

1943

in the meaning defined above

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double time

noun

Definition of double time

1 : a marching cadence of 180 30-inch steps per minute
2 : payment of a worker at twice the regular wage rate

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First Known Use of double time

1853

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of double time for English Language Learners

  • : payment of a worker at two times the usual rate


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