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  1. a phonograph record twelve inches in diameter, especially one with two or more remixes of the same song.
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Examples from the Web for twelve-inch

Historical Examples

  • It was a tiny truck, no more than four feet high and with twelve-inch wheels.

    Space Platform

    Murray Leinster

  • The thing screamed in the air, like a shell from a twelve-inch gun.

    Wandering Ghosts

    F. Marion Crawford

  • They were not fingerlings, but ten-inch and twelve-inch fellows.

    Days in the Open

    Lathan A. Crandall

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

    Now It Can Be Told

    Philip Gibbs

  • The Puritan had the range and sent a twelve-inch shell in reply.

British Dictionary definitions for twelve-inch


  1. a gramophone record 12 inches in diameter and played at 45 revolutions per minute, usually containing an extended remix of a single
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