magnum

noun
mag·​num | \ ˈmag-nəm How to pronounce magnum (audio) \

Definition of magnum

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a large wine bottle holding about 1.5 liters

Magnum

trademark

Definition of Magnum (Entry 2 of 2)

used for revolvers

Examples of magnum in a Sentence

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Guard Dog's backpacks offer Level IIIA protection, a National Institute of Justice standard that means they were tested to withstand 9-mm, .44 magnum and shotgun ammunition. Scottie Andrew And Brian Ries, CNN, "Sales of bulletproof backpacks surged 200% to 300% in the wake of last week's mass shootings, companies say," 8 Aug. 2019 Guard Dog’s backpacks offer Level IIIA protection, a National Institute of Justice standard that means they were tested to withstand 9-mm, .44 magnum and shotgun ammunition. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, "Sales of bulletproof backpacks surged 200% – 300% in the wake of last week’s mass shootings, companies say," 8 Aug. 2019 Staff brought over magnums of Veuve Clicquot Champagne while onlookers snapped clandestine pictures from beyond the velvet rope line. August Brown, chicagotribune.com, "Blueface takes a slower approach to staying in circulation," 29 July 2019 Staff brought over magnums of Veuve Clicquot Champagne while onlookers snapped clandestine pictures from beyond the velvet rope line. Los Angeles Times, "One-hit wonder or second act? Rap phenom Blueface says, ‘I ain’t going nowhere’," 23 July 2019 With Simpson holding the barrel of a .357 magnum to his head in the back of the Bronco as Cowlings drove north on the 405 Freeway, the networks interrupted regularly scheduled programming to air the pursuit. Richard Winton, latimes.com, "This news chopper crew spotted O.J. Simpson’s white Bronco, and the chase was on," 17 June 2019 Vinnie and Natalie Cilurzo, founders of Russian River Brewing Company, busted out a magnum of their 2010 batch 5 of Temptation, a sour blonde ale aged in chardonnay barrels. Alyssa Pereira, SFChronicle.com, "Chuck the wine. Paso Robles is a beer town now," 12 June 2019 The Wine Shelves Lindsay hired local artisan Michael Mellon to create custom elm shelving that can fit magnums alongside regular bottles, like the cult favorite Vini Viti Vinci’s 2016 Vieilles Vignes. Cassandra Landry, Bon Appétit, "The Little Things: A Design Tour of San Francisco’s Rustic-Modern Wine Bar, Verjus," 10 June 2019 The friend’s father had kept the .357 magnum and two other guns secured with gun locks in a plastic container in his bedroom closet, but keys to the locks and ammunition also were in the container, police said. Dave Collins, The Seattle Times, "Teen’s death spurs federal, state safe gun storage bills," 22 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of magnum

Noun

1788, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for magnum

Noun

Latin, neuter of magnus great

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