double check


noun Chess.

a simultaneous check by two pieces in which the moving of one piece to give check also results in discovering a check by another piece.

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Definition for double check (2 of 2)

double-check
[ duhb-uhl-chek ]
/ ˈdʌb əlˈtʃɛk /

verb (used with or without object)

to check twice or again; recheck.

noun

a second examination or verification to assure accuracy, proper functioning, or the like.

Origin of double-check

An Americanism dating back to 1950–55
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British Dictionary definitions for double check

double-check

verb

to check twice or again; verify

noun double check

a second examination or verification
chess a simultaneous check from two pieces brought about by moving one piece to give check and thereby revealing a second check from another piece
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