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double check

noun, Chess.
1.
a simultaneous check by two pieces in which the moving of one piece to give check also results in discovering a check by another piece.

double-check

[duhb-uh l-chek] /ˈdʌb əlˈtʃɛk/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to check twice or again; recheck.
noun
2.
a second examination or verification to assure accuracy, proper functioning, or the like.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55, Americanism
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Examples from the web for double-check
  • Use a pencil to mark the openings exactly, then double-check that the openings are the correct width.
  • The scientists wanted to double-check these findings, and they did so in an interesting way.
  • These are humbling results, so the scientists decided to double-check them in a different way.
  • But then it's too late to repeat critical manipulations, to double-check something.
  • My job is to guard the facts, to double-check every statement and make sure no mistakes slip through.
  • That's why it's best to double-check with another way of measuring.
British Dictionary definitions for double-check

double-check

verb
1.
to check twice or again; verify
noun
2.
a second examination or verification
3.
(chess) a simultaneous check from two pieces brought about by moving one piece to give check and thereby revealing a second check from another piece
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Word Origin and History for double-check
v.

1958, from double (adj.) + check (v.). Related: Double-checked; double-checking.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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