American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A marching pace of 180 three-foot steps per minute.
- n. A rate of pay, as for overtime work, that is twice the regular rate.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Milit., same as double-quick.
- n. military A fast marching pace of 180 steps per minute, 36 inches in length for the Marine Corps and Navy, 30 inches in length for the Army. It is not really double the speed of quick time as quick time is 112-120 steps per minute
- n. music A musical rhythm twice as fast as the overall beat, with this pattern of note lengths: 3/16 3/16 1/4 3/16 3/16
- n. dance A dance step pattern with six steps
- n. A rate of pay twice that of normal
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Mil.) Same as Double-quick.
- n. a doubled wage (for working overtime)
- adv. at a faster speed
- n. a fast marching pace (180 steps/min) or slow jog
“For the inmates on the Red Hat gang, which was assigned to the levee along the river, it was double time and hit-it-and-git-it from sunrise to sunset, or what the guards called “cain’t-see to cain’t-see.””
“Logan marched double time up the avenue, which bent around the massive wall of a dwarven palace.”
“Eighteen miles is a long haul on the double time with all the stuff aboard, as well as the extra load of Anto’s rifle and pack with clothes, even though they were at acme shape.”
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