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double-cross (informal) to betray or cheat by acting contrary to a previous agreement.
double cross (informal) a betrayal or swindle accomplished by a course of action contrary to that previously agreed upon with the victim. [2 definitions]
double dagger a sign consisting of a small vertical line crossed by two smaller horizontal lines, used as a reference mark, as for a footnote; diesis.
double date (informal) in the United States, a social outing shared by two couples.
double-date to participate in a double date.
double-dealing an act of deception, duplicity, or treachery. [2 definitions]
double-decker a bus, ship, or other conveyance that has two tiers or decks for passengers. [3 definitions]
double-digit of, pertaining to, or denoting a rate greater than ten and less than one hundred percent, esp. used to describe a high inflation rate.
double dipping the practice, often regarded as unethical, of receiving benefits such as salary, pension, or other compensation from two organizations simultaneously.
double dribble in basketball, the illegal action of a player who either dribbles the ball with both hands or resumes dribbling after a complete stop.
double-edged having two cutting edges, as a saw or razor blade. [2 definitions]
double entendre a word or expression that has two meanings, one of them usu. sexually suggestive.
double entry a common bookkeeping system in which each transaction is credited to one account and debited to another. (Cf. single entry.)
double exposure the act of making two exposures on the same film, photographic plate, or the like. [2 definitions]
double-faced having two faces, fronts, or finished surfaces. [2 definitions]
double feature a movie theater program that offers two feature films for the price of one admission.
double flat a musical sign placed before a note, indicating that its pitch is to be lowered by two semitones.
doubleheader a set of two games played one right after the other, esp. of baseball. [2 definitions]
double indemnity a provision in a life or accident insurance policy that twice the face value of the contract will be paid in the event of accidental death.
double jeopardy the prosecution of a person for an offense for which he or she has already been tried.
double-jointed having joints that will bend freely and at unusual angles.