double dagger


noun Printing.

a mark (‡) used for references, as footnotes.

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Also called diesis.

Origin of double dagger

First recorded in 1700–10
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British Dictionary definitions for double dagger

double dagger

noun

a character (‡) used in printing to indicate a cross reference, esp to a footnoteAlso called: diesis, double obelisk
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