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double tap

1. noun The firing of a semi-automatic gun twice in rapid succession into the same target zone, especially the head of a victim. The assassin's signature kill was a single shot to the chest and a double tap to the head of his targets.
2. noun The act of touching or pressing lightly with the fingers twice in rapid succession, as on a touch-sensitive screen or device. Just give the application's icon a quick double tap for it to open.
3. verb To fire a semi-automatic gun twice in rapid succession into the same target zone, especially the head of a victim. Always be sure to double tap your target to ensure they will not be getting up again.
4. verb To tap a touch-sensitive screen or device twice in rapid succession. You just have to double tap the icon on the screen for the application to open.
See also: double, tap
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Double taps would still be impossible, but it's unlikely I'd attempt them anyway with a scoped gun.
Even the lowly .22 or .25 are far more effective with a double tap. Obviously a good double tap with one of the better calibers in the torso or head will stop the threat.
Bin Laden, who had evaded capture for a decade, was killed with a "double tap" - a shot to his chest quickly followed by one above his left eye - during a top-secret US military operation at his hideaway in Abbottabad on May 2.
Garcia is a believer in the double tap, the fast two-shot burst that Jeff Cooper calls 'the hammer.
FSB regional chairman John Friel said: "The Government seems to forget that business owners will be hit by a double tap tax, both at their home and their place of work."
H&K PISTOL STANDARDS DISTANCE DRILL RDS READY OR HOLSTER TIME 7 METERS DOUBLE TAP 2 READY 1.5 SECONDS 7 METERS RELOAD 2+2 READY 6.0 SECONDS 7 METERS STOPPAGE 2 READY 5.0 SECONDS 7 METERS BODY ARMOR DEFENSE 2+1 READY 2.5 SECONDS 7 METERS MULTIPLE 1+1 READY 2.5 SECONDS 7 METERS ONE HAND 1 READY 1.5 SECONDS 7 METERS DOUBLE TAP 2 HOLSTER 2.5 SECONDS 7 METERS ONE HAND 1 HOLSTER 2.0 SECONDS 7 METERS MULTIPLE 1+1 HOLSTER 3.0 SECONDS TACTICAL SHOTGUNSTANDARDS DISTANCE DRILL ROUNDS TIME 10 METERS SINGLE ROUND 1 1.0 SECONDS 10 METERS DOUBLE TAP 2 1.5 SECONDS 10 METERS RELOAD 1+1 5.0 SECONDS 10 METERS STOPPAGE 1 4.0 SECONDS (TRANSITION TO HANDGUN) 10 METERS MULTIPLE TARGET 1+1 2.0 SECONDS 10 METERS CHANGE OVER ROUNDS 1 5.0 SECONDS
For more advanced users, they will be able to use Edge Sense's squeeze feature to trigger tap and double tap functions without touching the screen for any app and even games.
To take a call, the user will have to double tap the headset.
The cameras launch faster than ever, so you can capture quick moments beautifully; just double tap the home buttons while in any application to instantly open up the cameras.
Rob doesn't care for what Cooper would call the "hammer" and what some call the "double tap," with two shots fired so fast only the first is aimed.
Scotland Yard chiefs fear officers in the Royal and Diplomatic Protection Squads who use the traditional method of firing twice in rapid succession - known as "double tap" - could face accusations of using unnecessary force.
Double tap to zoom in/zoom out: Zooming in and out of photos will be easier with the new app.
It also comes with other UI features like multi-window mode, double tap to wake up, as well as smart gesture.
The phablet also provides Lenovo-specific software supporting motion and gestures enabling customers to swipe down on the screen to access notifications, slide up to display settings and double tap for custom commands.
This was first featured on Google's original Chromebook Pixel, which lets user double tap on the device when it's closed to show its current battery status.