- a cardinal number, 30 plus 8.
- a symbol for this number, as 38 or XXXVIII.
- a set of this many persons or things.
- amounting to 38 in number.
- a pistol or revolver using a cartridge approximately .38 inch in diameter.
- the cartridge itself.
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Examples from the Web for thirty-eight
The route taken by the stolen art objects is now well documented: the German forces looted about thirty-eight thousand apartments.My Grandfather's War: Recovering the Art the Nazis Stole
October 5, 2014
In his career, he's walked home many runs, but in more than thirty-eight hundred innings, Palmer has never given up a grand slam.Will the Real Jim Palmer Please Stand Up
September 27, 2014
According to the Pentagon, thirty-eight military men are sexually assaulted every single day.The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Sept 8-14
September 14, 2014
Thirty-eight percent of the subjects had not expected that such an encounter was even possible.Knocking on Heaven's Door: True Stories of Unexplained, Uncanny Experiences at the Hour of Death
August 11, 2014
Thirty-seven countries enjoy this privilege, and Israel is itching to be lucky number thirty-eight.Barbara Boxer: Withdraw Your Biased Bill
April 29, 2013
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.The Siege of Boston
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
I lost from £4 to £5 of condition on an average off every one of the thirty-eight.Cattle and Cattle-breeders