forty-five
noun Date: circa 1623 1. — see number table 2. a .45 caliber handgun — usually written .45 3. a phonograph record designed to be played at 45 revolutions per minute — usually written 45 • forty-five adjectiveforty-five pronoun, plural in construction

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  • forty-five — n 1.) [number] 45 2.) also 45 a small record with one song on each side 3.) also .45 Colt 45 trademark a small gun …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Forty-five — Forty five, the another name for the Jacobite Rising of 1745, when the Scottish prince, Bonnie Prince Charlie, led an attempt to bring back the Stuart family of Britain. It failed when his army was defeated at the Battle of ↑Culloden …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • forty-five — [fôrt΄ē fīv′] n. ☆ 1. a .45 caliber handgun: usually written .45 2. a phonograph record for playing at 45 revolutions per minute: usually written 45 …   English World dictionary

  • forty-five — noun 1》 a gramophone record played at 45 rpm. 2》 (the Forty five) the Jacobite rebellion of 1745 …   English new terms dictionary

  • forty-five — I noun a .45 caliber pistol • Hypernyms: ↑pistol, ↑handgun, ↑side arm, ↑shooting iron II adjective being five more than forty • Syn: ↑45, ↑xl …   Useful english dictionary

  • forty-five — for′ty five′ n. 1) a cardinal number, 40 plus 5 2) a symbol for this number, as 45 or XLV 3) a set of this many persons or things 4) a.45 caliber handgun or its cartridge (often written as.45) 5) a 7 inch phonograph record played at 45 r.p.m.… …   From formal English to slang

  • forty-five — /fawr tee fuyv /, n. 1. a cardinal number, 40 plus 5. 2. a symbol for this number, as 45 or XLV. 3. a set of this many persons or things. adj. 4. amounting to 45 in number. * * * …   Universalium

  • forty-five — noun (C) informal 1 also 45 a small record with one song on each side 2 also .45, Colt 45 trademark a small gun …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Forty-Five — /fɔti ˈfaɪv/ (say fawtee fuyv) noun the Jacobite rebellion of 1745 …   Australian English dictionary

  • forty-five —   Kanahā kūmālima, kanahā kumamālima …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

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