double-book

double-book
/dub"euhl book"/, v.t.
1. to overbook by accepting more than one reservation for the same hotel room, airplane seat, etc.
2. to make reservations for (more than one hotel accommodation, seat on a plane, etc.) so as to be certain of obtaining at least one of them.
v.i.
3. to make double reservations for passenger space, a hotel room, etc.
[1965-70]

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