[ duhb-uh l-speys ]
/ ˈdʌb əlˈspeɪs /
verb (used with object), dou·ble-spaced, dou·ble-spac·ing.
to type (text, copy, etc.) leaving a full space between lines: Always double-space a term paper.
verb (used without object), dou·ble-spaced, dou·ble-spac·ing.
to type leaving a full space between lines: I can never remember to double-space.
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Origin of double-space
First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for double-space
to type (copy) with a full space between lines
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