double time

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  1. 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.

  2. a slow run by troops in step.

  1. a rate of overtime pay that is twice the regular wage rate.

Origin of double time

First recorded in 1850–55

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[ duhb-uhl-tahym ]

verb (used with object),dou·ble-timed, dou·ble-tim·ing.
  1. 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.
  1. to move in double time.

Origin of double-time

First recorded in 1850–55 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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British Dictionary definitions for double time

double time

  1. a doubled wage rate, paid for working on public holidays, etc

  2. music

    • a time twice as fast as an earlier section

    • two beats per bar

  1. a slow running pace, keeping in step

  2. US army a fast march of 180 paces to the minute

  1. to move or cause to move in double time

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