[ duhb-uh l-pahrk ]
/ ˈdʌb əlˈpɑrk /
verb (used with or without object)
to park alongside another vehicle that is already parked parallel to the curb.
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Origin of double-park
An Americanism dating back to 1930–35
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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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