Definition of Double dagger

1. Noun. A character used in printing to indicate a cross reference or footnote.

Exact synonyms: Diesis, Double Obelisk
Generic synonyms: Character, Grapheme, Graphic Symbol

Definition of Double dagger

1. Noun. The typographical sign ‡ that is used to indicate a footnote or reference ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Double Dagger

double consciousness
double contrast enema
double convex lens
double cousin
double coverage
double cream
double creams
double creme
double crenate
double crochet
double cropping
double cross
double crossover
double crossovers
double dagger (current term)
double daggers
double damages
double dare
double dared
double dares
double daring
double date
double dated
double dates
double dating
double deal
double decomposition
double decomposition reaction

Literary usage of Double dagger

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

1. Big Game Shooting by Clive Phillipps-Wolley (1894)
"A broad-bladed knife and a double dagger, each of whose triangular, razor-edged blades fits into a central handle, suffice them for weapons of offence. ..."

2. An English Grammar Conformed to Present Usage: With an Objective Method of by Alfred Holbrook (1873)
"The points for reference are: The Obelisk or Dagger (f) The Asterisk ( *) The Parallels (||) The Double Obelisk or double dagger (J) The Paragraph ( ^ ) The ..."

3. A Dictionary of the Art of Printing by William Savage (1841)
"M. double dagger. This is the technical name of a mark used as a reference, \ ; it is generally placed the third in order, — after the obelisk or dagger. ..."

4. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"... all thy subjects afore thee like a flock of wild geese, I'll never wear hair on my face more. Shak., 1 Hen. IV., ii. 4. double dagger, in ..."

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