double check

double check
something that checks the correctness of a previous check
Syn: ↑countercheck
Derivationally related forms: ↑double-check
Hypernyms: ↑assay, ↑check

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Etymology: double (I) + check
1. : a situation in chess in which the move of a checking piece discovers a check by another piece
2. : a careful examination, investigation, or inspection designed especially to determine accuracy, condition, or progress

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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.

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double check noun, pl ⋯ checks [count]

Did you do a double check of the list?

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Main Entry:double-check

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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