double-park

[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. double-lock,
  2. double-masked experiment,
  3. double-minded,
  4. double-nickel,
  5. double-o,
  6. double-quick,
  7. double-reed,
  8. double-ring,
  9. double-ripper,
  10. double-sided

Origin of double-park

An Americanism dating back to 1930–35

Related formsdou·ble-park·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for double-parking

double-park

verb

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-parking

double-park

v.

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

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