- to cause to move in double time: Double-time the troops to the mess hall.
- to move in double-time.
Origin of double-time
- U.S. Army. the fastest rate of marching troops, a slow jog in which 180 paces, each of 3 feet (0.9 meters), are taken in a minute.
- a slow run by troops in step.
- a rate of overtime pay that is twice the regular wage rate.
Origin of double time
Related Words for double-timerapid, agile, brisk, nimble, hot, quick, swift, instantaneously, immediately, directly, shortly, forthwith, urgently, soon, promptly, rapidly, instantly, fleeting, electric, flying
Examples from the Web for double-time
Historical Examples of double-time
Always does his time, his time-and-a-half and his double-time over time.Michael, Brother of Jerry
At the command down, the double-time position for the arms and hands is resumed.Manual of Military Training
James A. Moss
Out the companies would rush at double-time, amid swearing and sweat.Bamboo Tales
Ira L. Reeves
- a doubled wage rate, paid for working on public holidays, etc
- a time twice as fast as an earlier section
- two beats per bar
- a slow running pace, keeping in step
- US army a fast march of 180 paces to the minute
- to move or cause to move in double time