double tap (plural double taps)
- (idiomatic) A tactical shooting technique of pulling the trigger of a weapon twice in quick succession to deliver two shots to the same target zone.
- (by extension) A bombing strategy where the same target is attacked twice, with the second attack targeting rescuers and mourners.
- 2016, Christine Sixta Rinehart, Drones and Targeted Killing in the Middle East and Africa: An Appraisal of American Counterterrorism Policies, Lexington Books (ISBN 9781498526487), page 91
- Perhaps initially in Afghanistan, the double tap was useful as al-Qa'ida or Taliban members would collect the bodies.