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double boiler a pot consisting of a lower part, in which water is boiled to create steam, and an upper part that fits snugly into the top of the lower, in which food can be cooked, warmed, or melted slowly.
double-breasted having the sides overlap each other by a wide margin on the breast or front, and usu. having a double vertical row of buttons, as a jacket or coat. (Cf. single-breasted.) [2 definitions]
double-check to verify, as by checking twice; recheck. [2 definitions]
double check to check something twice to make sure that it is correct.
double chin one or more fatty folds of flesh beneath the chin.
double-click to press the button of a computer mouse twice in rapid succession.
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]