Definition of Double check

1. Noun. Something that checks the correctness of a previous check.

Exact synonyms: Countercheck
Generic synonyms: Assay, Check
Derivative terms: Double-check

Definition of Double check

1. Noun. An extra check or verification made a second time, usually with additional caution or attention. ¹

2. Noun. (chess uncountable) A situation in which a king is attacked by two of the opponent's men at once. ¹

3. Verb. To check again; to check with extra caution or attention; to verify or make sure. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Double Check

double blind
double bluff
double bluffs
double bogey
double bogeys
double boiler
double boilers
double bond
double bonds
double bonus
double booked
double bookkeeping
double break
double bridle
double check (current term)
double checked
double checking
double checks
double chin
double chins
double click
double clinch
double compartment hydrocephalus
double concave lens
double consciousness
double contrast enema
double convex lens
double cousin

Literary usage of Double check

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Chess by Leopold Hoffer (1916)
"Section Ъ illustrates what is called double check, ie if the black Kt at KR 6 moves to В 7, ... In cas« of * double check, it is obvious that the King must ..."

2. The Principles of Chess in Theory and Practice by James Mason (1896)
"In this variation the mate is given by a double check. Manifestly there can be no resource for .a King in double check except to move himself, ..."

3. A Treatise on the Game of Chess by J. H. Sarratt (1808)
"(é) If be move his King to his Rook's third square, you must play your King's Knight to his Bishop's second square, giving double check, and check-mate. ..."

4. Shop Management and Systems: A Treatise on the Organization of Machine by Franklin Day Jones, Edward K. Hammond (1918)
"double check Systems. — When a single check is exchanged for a tool and is placed ... The double check system shows the number of tools received by each ..."

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