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noun
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.
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Origin of double time

First recorded in 1850–55

Other definitions for double time (2 of 2)

double-time
[ duhb-uhl-tahym ]
/ ˈdʌb əlˌtaɪm /

verb (used with object), dou·ble-timed, dou·ble-tim·ing.
to cause to move in double time: Double-time the troops to the mess hall.
verb (used without object), dou·ble-timed, dou·ble-tim·ing.
to move in double time.

Origin of double-time

First recorded in 1850–55
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British Dictionary definitions for double time

double time

noun
a doubled wage rate, paid for working on public holidays, etc
music
  1. a time twice as fast as an earlier section
  2. two beats per bar
a slow running pace, keeping in step
US army a fast march of 180 paces to the minute
verb double-time
to move or cause to move in double time
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