[duhb-uh l-pahrk]

verb (used with or without object)

to park alongside another vehicle that is already parked parallel to the curb.

Origin of double-park

An Americanism dating back to 1930–35
Related formsdou·ble-park·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for double-park



to park (a car or other vehicle) alongside or directly opposite another already parked by the roadside, thereby causing an obstruction
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Word Origin and History for double-park

1931, from double (adj.) + park (v.). Related: Double-parked; double-parking.

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