forty-eightmo

forty-eightmo

[fawr-tee-eyt-moh]
noun, plural forty-eightmos for 2.
1.
a book size of about 2½ × 4 inches (6 × 10 cm), determined by printing on sheets folded to form 48 leaves or 96 pages. Abbreviation: 48mo, 48°
2.
a book of this size.
adjective
3.
in forty-eightmo.

Origin:
1885–90; forty-eight + -mo

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