Definition of forty-five in English:

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Pronunciation: /fôrdēˈfīv/


1A phonograph record played at 45 rpm; a single.
Example sentences
  • The case was full of seventy-eights and forty-fives, about a hundred of them.
2 (often .45) US A 45-caliber revolver.
Example sentences
  • Although its motivation is unclear, Peter P. Gillis notes that the change of caliber is an anomaly - all forty-fives are six shooters.
  • You can use a variety of weapons, such as forty-fives, machine guns, sniper rifles, shotguns, or a tranquilizer pistol, and you'll frequently have backup from CPU allies who can really take care of themselves.

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Syllabification: for·ty-five

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