[ duhb-uh l-teem ]
/ ˈdʌb əlˈtim /
verb (used with object)
to defend against or block (an opposing player) by using two players, as in football or basketball: By double-teaming the end the safety men left the other receiver in the open.
to use two people in the handling of: The company is double-teaming the more complicated jobs with both a scientist and a group manager.
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- double-system sound recording,
- double-trailer truck,
Origin of double-team
An Americanism dating back to 1835–45
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Examples from the Web for double-team
It was soon clear that he could not haul wagons over the road, and he proposed to go without wagons and double-team his artillery.From Fort Henry to Corinth|Manning Ferguson Force
I don't want any double-team arrangement where I have to pull the load and the other horse, too.Old Gorgon Graham|George Horace Lorimer
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