.22

or twen·ty-two

[ twen-tee-too, twuhn- ]
/ ˈtwɛn tiˈtu, ˈtwʌn- /

noun, plural .22s, .22's.

a rifle or pistol using a cartridge .22 inch in diameter and of varying length.
the cartridge itself.

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Origin of .22

First recorded in 1925–30
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