nine-eleven

9-11 or 9/11


noun

the 11th of September 2001, the day on which the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York were flown into and destroyed by aeroplanes hijacked by Islamic fundamentalistsAlso called: September eleven

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Word Origin for nine-eleven

C21: from the US custom of expressing dates in figures, the day of the month following the number of the month
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Example sentences from the Web for nine-eleven

  • Miss Violet Mordaunt traveled to London this morning by the nine-eleven train.

    The Late Tenant|Louis Tracy