forty-five

noun for·ty-five \ ˌfȯr-tē-ˈfīv \

Definition of forty-five

1 : a number that is five more than 40 — see Table of Numbers
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

adjective

forty-five

pronoun, plural in construction

First Known Use of forty-five

circa 1623

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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FORTY-FIVE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of forty-five for English Language Learners

  • : a small gun : a type of pistol

  • : a small record with one song on each side


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