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.
Other definitions for double-time (2 of 2)
to cause to move in double time: Double-time the troops to the mess hall.
to move in double time.
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How to use double time in a sentence
"double time," the captain shouted, as Jahi and his tribesmen plunged through the bush at a pace too swift for even Peter Gross.The Argus Pheasant | John Charles Beecham
He marches in double time,—runs,—with an easy swinging stride which requires no effort on the part of the muscles of the body.Manual of Military Training | James A. Moss
No explanation for the delay seemed necessary and the interrupted hike was presently doing double time over the fragrant by-paths.The Girl Scouts at Camp Comalong | Lillian Garis
If marching in double time, the command double time is omitted.Infantry Drill Regulations, United States Army, 1911 | United States War Department
If at a halt, or if marching in quick time, the command double time precedes the command of execution.Infantry Drill Regulations, United States Army, 1911 | United States War Department
British Dictionary definitions for double time
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
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