Definition of double dagger in English:

double dagger

(also double obelus, double obelisk)


  • A symbol (‡) used in printed text to introduce an annotation.

    • ‘Breaksites identified on both top and bottom strands are indicated by double daggers.’
    • ‘Companies that are in the Domestic and International categories that are also ranked in the Interactive category are marked with a double dagger (^ ^) in their Domestic and International rankings.’
    • ‘The double dagger on chromosome 6 indicates the region that is preferentially homozygous W22 in both mutant and wild-type kernels.’
    • ‘Genes missing from Chlamydomonas, Pseudendoclonium, and Chlorella are denoted by circles, asterisks, and double dagger, respectively, below the clusters.’