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forty-eight

[fawr-tee-eyt] /ˈfɔr tiˈeɪt/
noun
1.
a cardinal number, 40 plus 8.
2.
a symbol for this number, as 48 or XLVIII.
3.
a set of this many persons or things.
4.
the forty-eight, the 48 contiguous states of the U.S.
adjective
5.
amounting to 48 in number.
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Examples from the Web for forty-eight
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  • I leave you free to bring it me back within forty-eight hours.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • We had not left New York forty-eight hours when the vessel stopped.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • And so forty-eight hours were left one to prepare for the onslaught.

  • Permit me, I beseech you, before you go to London to send you forty-eight guineas.

    Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • Handel was forty-eight before he published any of his great works.

    Self-Help Samuel Smiles
Slang definitions & phrases for forty-eight

forty-eight

noun

A weekend pass (WWII Navy)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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