.22

or twen·ty-two

[twen-tee-too, twuhn-]

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

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

Nearby words

  1. -zoa,
  2. -zoic,
  3. -zoon,
  4. -zygous,
  5. -zyme,
  6. .45,
  7. .com,
  8. 1,3-diphosphoglycerate,
  9. 1,4-alpha-glucan branching enzyme,
  10. 1-naphthol

Origin of .22

First recorded in 1925–30

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