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forty-niner

[fawr-tee-nahy-ner] /ˌfɔr tiˈnaɪ nər/
noun
1.
a person, especially a prospector, who went to California in 1849 during the gold rush.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for forty-niner

forty-niner

noun
1.
(sometimes capital) (US, history) a prospector who took part in the California gold rush of 1849
2.
49er. a type of dinghy, designed to be crewed by two people
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