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forty-eight

[fawr-tee-eyt] /ˈfɔr tiˈeɪt/
noun
1.
a cardinal number, 40 plus 8.
2.
a symbol for this number, as 48 or XLVIII.
3.
a set of this many persons or things.
4.
the forty-eight, the 48 contiguous states of the U.S.
adjective
5.
amounting to 48 in number.
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  • In general, a concert carillon will have a minimum of fortyeight bells.
Slang definitions & phrases for fortyeight

forty-eight

noun

A weekend pass (WWII Navy)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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