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eight British & World English

Equivalent to the product of two and four; one more than seven, or two less than ten; 8

viii in eight British & World English

Equivalent to the product of two and four; one more than seven, or two less than ten; 8

eight ball British & World English

A variety of the game of pool

middle eight British & World English

A short section (typically of eight bars) in the middle of a conventionally structured popular song, generally of a different character from the other parts of the song

number eight British & World English

(In rugby union) the forward at the back of the scrum

seventy-eight British & World English

An old gramophone record designed to be played at 78 rpm

thirty-eight British & World English

A revolver of .38 calibre

twenty-eight British & World English

A ringneck parrot of a race having a call that resembles the word “twenty-eight.”

straight-eight British & World English

An internal-combustion engine with eight cylinders in line

Group of Eight British & World English

The eight leading industrial nations (the US, Japan, Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Canada, and Russia), whose heads of government meet regularly

piece of eight British & World English

A Spanish dollar, equivalent to 8 reals

figure of eight British & World English

An object or movement having the shape of the number eight

Lower Forty-eight (States) British & World English

A term for the 48 contiguous US states, excluding Alaska and Hawaii

G8 British & World English

Group of Eight

eightfold British & World English

Eight times as great or as numerous

factor VIII British & World English

A blood protein (a beta globulin) involved in clotting. A deficiency of this causes one of the main forms of haemophilia

factor eight in factor VIII British & World English

A blood protein (a beta globulin) involved in clotting. A deficiency of this causes one of the main forms of haemophilia

figure eight in figure of eight British & World English

An object or movement having the shape of the number eight

standing count British & World English

A count of eight taken on a boxer who has not been knocked down but who appears temporarily unfit to continue fighting

standing eight count in standing count British & World English

A count of eight taken on a boxer who has not been knocked down but who appears temporarily unfit to continue fighting