- to have two rowers pull (each of a number of oars).
- to have people pull (a rope) from both sides.
- to row (a boat) with rowers for both sides on each thwart.
Origin of double-bank
First recorded in 1825–35
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Examples from the Web for double-bank
I will corrupt the organist, bribe the choir, double-bank the preacher in advance, and we will all have a rousing time.The Wedge of Gold
C. C. Goodwin
- Australian and NZ informal to carry a second person on (a horse, bicycle, etc)Also: dub
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