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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

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of forty-five

: a small gun : a type of pistol
: a small record with one song on each side

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