Definition of Double-team

1. Verb. Cover with two defensive players.

Category relationships: Athletics, Sport
Generic synonyms: Cover



Definition of Double-team

1. Verb. (transitive sports) In sports involving offensive and defensive teams, to use two defensive players to guard against the movements of a single offensive player. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive by extension) To deal with or handle a task or individual person by using a team of two people. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Double-team

double-replacement reactions
double-ripper
double-rippers
double-shock sound
double-shot
double-sided
double-six
double-space
double-spaced
double-spacing
double-strand break
double-stranded
double-stranded complimentary DNA
double-struck
double-talk
double-team (current term)
double-time
double-tongued
double-tonguing
double-track
double-trouble
double-u
double-ues
double-voided specimen
double-whammies
double-whammy
double-wide
double-wides
double A-side

Literary usage of Double-team

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1. Journal and proceedings by New York (N.Y.). Board of Estimate and Apportionment (1888)
"William Mooney, One Hundred and Thirty-seventh street and Third avenue, Double Team James Nugent, Springhurst, Double Team Simon Murphy, Springhurst, ..."

2. The North Pole: Its Discovery in 1909 Under the Auspices of the Peary Arctic by Robert Edwin Peary (1910)
"... and drawn by a double team of dogs, we pushed on an estimated distance of ten miles. While we traveled, the sky cleared, and at the end of the journey, ..."

3. Centennial Celebration: An Account of the Municipal Celebration of the One by John Thomas Hull, Portland (Me.) (1886)
"JB DONNELL & Co. sent one double team, adorned with flags and buntings, ... DANA & Co. had one double team with frame covered with bags of Eureka salt—one ..."

4. Trial of John H. Surratt in the Criminal Court for the District of Columbia by John Harrison Surratt, George Purnell Fisher (1867)
"Q. What was the double team? A. I cannot put them together now ... Q. Can you state what color the double team was ? A. I do not recollect. ..."

5. Elementary Arithmetic by James William Nicholson (1910)
"Estimate labor at $1 per day; single team, $l; double team, $1.75; man, ... How many days will it take to plow it at 2 A. per day for man and double team ? ..."

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