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double bank

[Car.; cf. nautical double bank to row two men on a thwart of a boat; to double-bank a watch is to put two men on it (Granville 41); OED, to work or pull with two sets of men]  phr. to gang up (against a person): They start to double bank him but he get away (Nassau). (Black)

Tags: nautical, phrase

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Last update: 2011-02-14 02:52
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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