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double dagger

noun, Printing.
1.
a mark (‡) used for references, as footnotes.
Also called diesis.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10
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British Dictionary definitions for double dagger

double dagger

noun
1.
a character (‡) used in printing to indicate a cross reference, esp to a footnote Also called diesis, double obelisk
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