double-quick definition

  • adjective:
    • very swift; quick.
    • Of, or performed in, the fastest time or step-in marching, beside the run.
    • (of a marching cadence) extremely swift
  • noun:
    • A marching cadence; double-time.
    • The double time, a marching cadence (pace) approaching operating rate.
    • Double-quick time, step, or march.
    • Milit., the fastest step beside the run, consisting of 165 measures to your min, each 33 ins lengthy. In addition double-time.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To double-time.
  • verb:
    • To double-time, march (or rather run) at overhead speedy pace.
    • to go, or trigger to maneuver, in double-quick time.
  • others:
    • Performed within the time of the double-quick; pertaining to or in conformity with all the double-quick: as, double-quick step.
    • very swift or hurried: as, he disappeared in double-quick time.
    • Milit., in double-quick action: as, we had been marching double-quick.
    • Milit., to march in double-quick action.
    • Milit., to cause to march in double-quick action: as, the colonel double-quicked all of them.
  • adverb:
    • at a faster speed

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