a.1.Applied to a kind of rowing in which the rowers sit side by side in twos, a pair of oars being worked from each bank or thwart.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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It is often the case that when a boat is stove, its crew, being picked up by another boat, help to work that second boat; and the chase is thus continued with what is called double-banked oars.
All possible precautions had been taken against the terrorists, and the way from the cathedral, through Lisbon's streets, was double-banked with troops, while a squad of two hundred mounted troopers surrounded the carriage.
Using the company's floating storage regasification unit, Expedient, and a conventional LNG carrier, 83,767 cubic meters of LNG were transferred using the double-banked LNG transfer system.
Bournemouth failed to pull apart West Brom's double-banked defensive lines to generate any sustained threat, despite dominating territory and possession.
Using Excelerate Energy's regasification vessel EXEMPLAR and the conventional LNG carrier CADIZ KNUTSEN 73778 cubic meters of LNG were transferred using the double-banked LNG transfer system.
I was crew for what is known as the all-comers whalers crew which is a double-banked whaler of 27cwt.
Offices and interview rooms are double-banked off the corridor which swells at its mid point into a light-filled reception area.
The company has used Excelerate Energy's re-gasification vessel, Exemplar, and the conventional LNG carrier, Excel, to transport58,230 cubic meters of LNG using the double-banked LNG transfer system.
Internal organisation is admirably economical, with cellular offices double-banked off a spinal corridor that rises gently through the building from the entrance hall, following the gradient of the site.
Craig Bellamy has been double-banked this week - and Sir Bobby Robson is now banking on his 24-year-old striker in tomorrow's game at Goodison Park.
The regular rhythm of solid and void evokes the basalt columns of the Causeway and, more practically, suits the repetitive nature of hotel plans--here, rooms and suites are simply double-banked off spinal corridors.
Some offices get their daylight from this dramatic space, others from the perimeter, allowing office corridors to be double-banked. The atrium is made generous and unclaustrophobic by a curved wall that leans outward to north and west.