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Definition of "double-click" [double-click]

  • To press down and release a button on (a pointing device) twice in rapid succession in order to activate a command or function represented graphically on a display screen. (verb-transitive)
  • To double-click a pointing device. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "double-click" in a sentence
  • "If not, open the CD from your Mac desktop, then double-click on any install/setup files that seem to have two red lines, looking like a pause symbol, attached to them."
  • "The buttons on the graphic remote weren't as responsive as I'd like - I had to double-click some options, and occasionally it would only recognize two digits if a channel had three, and I'd have to re-click repeatedly - but except for changing channels it works well."
  • "Enable URL-detection and double-click your way to the web."