double-time

verb dou·ble-time \ ˈdə-bəl-ˌtīm \

Definition of double-time

intransitive verb
: to move at double time

First Known Use of double-time

1943


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

First Known Use of double time

1853


DOUBLE-TIME Defined for English Language Learners

double time

noun

Definition of double time for English Language Learners

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


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