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thirty-eight

[thur-tee-eyt]
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noun
  1. a cardinal number, 30 plus 8.
  2. a symbol for this number, as 38 or XXXVIII.
  3. a set of this many persons or things.
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adjective
  1. amounting to 38 in number.
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38

[thur-tee-eyt]
noun, plural 38s, 38's.
  1. a pistol or revolver using a cartridge approximately .38 inch in diameter.
  2. the cartridge itself.
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Also thir·ty-eight.
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  • I was conscious of each one of my thirty-eight years whenever I looked at him.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • It was decided to reduce the number of regiments from thirty-eight to twenty-six.

  • It's just thirty-eight years I'm with the master's father and himself.'

    Luttrell Of Arran

    Charles James Lever

  • And you swam thirty-eight strokes under water the other day.

    Highacres

    Jane Abbott

  • I lost from £4 to £5 of condition on an average off every one of the thirty-eight.