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[duhb-uh l-pahrk] /ˈdʌb əlˈpɑrk/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
to park alongside another vehicle that is already parked parallel to the curb.
Origin of double-park
1930-35, Americanism
Related forms
double-parker, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for double-park
  • Since five parking spaces are reserved for school faculty, school buses double-park to load and unload students.
  • School buses will park or double-park, depending on traffic conditions, while dropping off or picking up students.
  • Although vehicles mostly double-park, the resulting congestion is moderate.
British Dictionary definitions for double-park


to park (a car or other vehicle) alongside or directly opposite another already parked by the roadside, thereby causing an obstruction
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Word Origin and History for double-park

1931, from double (adj.) + park (v.). Related: Double-parked; double-parking.

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