Meaning of double time

dou'ble time"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. the fastest rate of marching troops, a slow jog in which 180 paces, each of 3 ft. (0.9 m), are taken in a minute.
  2. a slow run by troops in step.
  3. a rate of overtime pay that is twice the regular wage rate.


Pronunciation: (dub'ul tīm"), [key]
— v., -timed, -tim•ing.
  1. to cause to move in double time: Double-time the troops to the mess hall.
  1. to move in double-time.
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