Definition of Double cross
1. Noun. An act of betrayal. "I could no longer tolerate his impudent double-crossing"
2. Verb. Betray by double-dealing.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Double Cross
Literary usage of Double cross
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Gentleman's Magazine (1828)
"The 2d differs from tile former only in bearing a long double cross on the reverse; these two varieties have been, as before observed, attributed to ..."
2. Under the Red Cross Flag at Home and Abroad by Mabel Thorp Boardman (1917)
"THE double cross. WHEN the American delegates to the Eighth International Red Cross Conference returned from London, in 1907, they were somewhat puzzled as ..."
3. Frenzied Finance by Thomas William Lawson (1905)
"CHAPTER XXXII PERFECTING THE double cross get back to my story. I realized that though one disaster had been averted, I was far from any haven of rest. ..."
4. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1905)
"Spans to 300 feet: the poles are usually double cross-armed and guyed; in some cases ... Span 620 feet: double poles, double cross-arms guyed two ways, ..."
5. Seed Thoughts for Public Speakers by Arthur Tappan Pierson (1900)
"Philip, with a long staff, sometimes with a cross in the T, in other cases with a double cross or a small cross in his hand, or with a basket of fish. 7. ..."