double bank

double-bank

[duhb-uhl-bangk]
verb (used with object) Nautical.
1.
to have two rowers pull (each of a number of oars).
2.
to have people pull (a rope) from both sides.
3.
to row (a boat) with rowers for both sides on each thwart.

Origin:
1825–35

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vb
informal (Austral), (NZ) Also: dub to carry a second person on (a horse, bicycle, etc)

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