thirty-eight

noun
thir·​ty-eight | \ ˌthər-tē-ˈāt How to pronounce thirty-eight (audio) \

Definition of thirty-eight

1 : a number that is one more than 37 — see Table of Numbers
2 : a .38 caliber handgun usually written .38

Other Words from thirty-eight

thirty-eight adjective
thirty-eight pronoun, plural in construction

First Known Use of thirty-eight

circa 1541, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Thirty-eight.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thirty-eight. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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