baker's dozen

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Recent Examples on the Web Even with its baker's dozen of extra horses, the four-cylinder Macan should reach 60 mph in a relatively tame 5.5 seconds, and that's with the optional performance boost of launch control from the $1220 Sport Chrono package. Elana Scherr, Car and Driver, 1 Sep. 2021 The suspects accused of plotting to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer are a baker's dozen of disaffected men whose anti-government attitudes show up in everything from seat belt violations to forgery. Freep.com, 8 May 2015 There's a group shot, a baker's dozen of us wearing matching camouflage T-shirts with 10.12.07 printed on them. Brian Barrett, Wired, 23 June 2020 And who better to help with that than Spotify, which has just added a baker's dozen new tracks to its Spotify Singles: Holiday Collection. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 25 Nov. 2019 Since Texas created a giant piggybank in 2003 to help bring jobs and business investment to the state, it's awarded grants of $10 million or more to a baker's dozen companies. Dallas News, 26 Aug. 2019 In a city filled with one boulangerie after another, Nadal tries for a baker's dozen of French Open titles in 2020. Ravi Ubha, CNN, 9 June 2019 And to carry you into the weekend, the franchise released this quick video of the most memorable quotes from the baker's dozen of Trek films. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, 9 Sep. 2016 Then, giant curtains are flung over it, completely obscuring the baker's dozen of audience members. Hanna Krueger, NOLA.com, 18 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of baker's dozen

1596, in the meaning defined above

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“Baker's dozen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baker%27s%20dozen. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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baker's dozen

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English Language Learners Definition of baker's dozen

: thirteen of something

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