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double-bank

[ duhb-uhl-bangk ]
/ ˈdʌb əlˈbæŋk /
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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.

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Origin of double-bank

First recorded in 1825–35
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British Dictionary definitions for double-bank

double-bank

verb

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