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[twelv-inch] /ˈtwɛlvˌɪntʃ/
a phonograph record twelve inches in diameter, especially one with two or more remixes of the same song.
Compare seven-inch. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • At a hundred she would be hurled away from the earth like a shell from a twelve-inch gun, or even faster.

    A Honeymoon in Space George Griffith
  • The thing screamed in the air, like a shell from a twelve-inch gun.

    Wandering Ghosts F. Marion Crawford
  • It was a grasshopper struggling toward the ledge; before it reached safety, a twelve-inch trout from the school rose and took it.

    The Black Fawn James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • They were not fingerlings, but ten-inch and twelve-inch fellows.

    Days in the Open Lathan A. Crandall
  • Five big horses can pull a twelve-inch gang through the sod, but six can do it easier, and you can use five on the harrow.

  • At Bapaume his battalion was hit by fragments of twelve-inch shells.

    Now It Can Be Told Philip Gibbs
  • A twelve-inch square of linen will make a nice little handkerchief.

  • It was an oddly composed crowd that gathered forward of the great turret from which projected two twelve-inch guns.

    The North Pacific Willis Boyd Allen
  • On the right is shown the side view, with most of the twelve-inch handle excluded.

  • We ran out of the snow through mile upon mile of snow-sheds, braced with twelve-inch beams, and planked with two-inch planking.

British Dictionary definitions for twelve-inch


a gramophone record 12 inches in diameter and played at 45 revolutions per minute, usually containing an extended remix of a single
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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