Definition of penalty double in English:

penalty double

noun

Bridge
  • another term for business double
    • ‘In the world of bridge, these Penalty Doubles have been given names to differentiate them from other doubles.’
    • ‘Earlier this year, he might not have been able to overcome the sack / penalty double whammy.’
    • ‘PENALTY doubles come in two forms: penalty doubles of NATURAL bids and penalty doubles of ARTIFICIAL bids.’