[duhb-uh l-bangk]

verb (used with object) Nautical.

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.

Nearby words

  1. double wingback formation,
  2. double, double toil and trouble; / fire burn, and cauldron bubble,
  3. double-acting,
  4. double-action,
  5. double-aspect theory,
  6. double-barreled,
  7. double-barrelled,
  8. double-bill,
  9. double-blind,
  10. double-book

Origin of double-bank

First recorded in 1825–35 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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

British Dictionary definitions for double-bank



Australian and NZ informal to carry a second person on (a horse, bicycle, etc)Also: dub
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