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fifth British & World English

Constituting number five in a sequence; 5th

fifth-rate British & World English

Of the poorest possible quality

fifth wheel British & World English

An extra wheel for a four-wheeled vehicle

fifth column British & World English

A group within a country at war who are sympathetic to or working for its enemies

fifth column New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

group within a country who are working for its enemies

Fifth Amendment British & World English

An amendment to the US Constitution that guarantees one the right to refuse to answer questions in order to avoid incriminating oneself

fifth position British & World English

A posture in which the feet are placed turned outwards, one immediately in front of but touching the other so that the toe of the back foot just protrudes beyond the heel of the front foot

Fifth Republic British & World English

The republican regime established in France with de Gaulle’s introduction of a new constitution in 1958

take the fifth British & World English

(In the US) exercise the right guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of refusing to answer questions in order to avoid incriminating oneself

fifth-generation British & World English

Denoting a proposed new class of computer or programming language employing artificial intelligence

Fifth-monarchy-man British & World English

A member of a 17th-century sect expecting the immediate Second Coming of Christ and repudiating all other government

Fifth-monarchy-man New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

member of a 17th-century sect expecting the Second Coming of Christ

take the fifth in fifth British & World English

(In the US) exercise the right guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of refusing to answer questions in order to avoid incriminating oneself

fifth-wheel trailer in fifth wheel British & World English

A trailer with accommodation for camping out


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