Definition of Double-quick

1. Adjective. (of a marching cadence) very quick.

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Definition of Double-quick

1. Noun. The double time, a marching cadence (pace) approaching running speed. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To double-time, march (or rather run) at the above speedy pace. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Double-quick

double-magnum
double-masked experiment
double-mouthed uterus
double-nosed andean tiger hound
double-page spread
double-park
double-parked
double-play
double-plus-good
double-plus-ungood
double-plus good
double-plus ungood
double-point threshold
double-prop
double-propeller plane
double-quick (current term)
double-quote
double-quoted
double-quotes
double-quoting
double-reciprocal plot
double-reed
double-reed instrument
double-replacement reaction
double-replacement reactions
double-ripper
double-rippers
double-shock sound
double-shot
double-sided

Literary usage of Double-quick

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1. Infantry Tactics: For the Instruction, Exercise, and Manœuvres of the by Silas Casey (1863)
"To Murk Time, to March in Double Quick Time, , and the Back Step. ... Double quick. 2. MARCH. 113. To resume quick time, the instructor will command: 112. ..."

2. History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, called Frederick the Great: in ten vol by Thomas Carlyle (1864)
"... home again double-quick. Xext morning, Wednesday, 24th, the Prussians are early astir again; groping, on all manner of roads, to find what Prince Karl ..."

3. History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle (1864)
"Prince Karl, cut in two, tumbles home again double-quick. Next morning, Wednesday, 24th, the Prussians are early astir again; groping, on all manner of ..."

4. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"That Intellect do march, if possible at double-quick time, is very desirable ; nevertheless, why should she turn round at every stride and cry. ..."

5. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1867)
"... was ordered to countermarch and move at double-quick to the right Captain Swallow's Seventh Indiana battery operated for a time with tins brigade, ..."

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